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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb 10–60 cm high; stems white-hispid
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate, 2–10´0.5–4 cm, base cuneate, margins shallowly serrate to entire, apex acute, white-hispid and glandular on both surfaces, petiolate or rarely sessile; petiole up to 2 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula in lax leafy corymbs, on stalks up to 12 cm long; involucre 6–10 mm long; phyllaries pilose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow, rays oblong to broadly elliptic, 7–10 mm long; disk florets pale yellow or white, 3.5–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes dark brown, slightly flattened obovoid, 3–6 mm long, pilose; pappus of 2 or 3 bristles 1–3 mm long.
Distribution
C2 tropical Africa from Senegal to Somalia.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 145 m.

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb 0.3–1.3 m high, usually erect; branches sulcate, scabrid-pilose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves (sub-)sessile or petiolate, ovate or narrowly ovate, 3–15 cm long, 1–5 cm wide, base cuneate or rounded and abruptly cuneate, margins subentire or shallowly serrate, apex acute, scabrid on both surfaces; 3-veined from base; petiole absent or to 18 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in axillary and terminal short corymbs; stalks of individual capitula to 3.5 cm long but usually much less; involucre 3-seriate, 7–18 mm long; outer phyllaries herbaceous, inner scarious, scabrid-pilose; paleae 6–9 mm long with the upper part almost appendiculate, acute or abruptly acuminate, ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets 5–15, yellow or pale yellow, style absent, ray 4–10 mm long, tube 1.7–3 mm, glabrous; disc florets yellow, 3.5–5.3 mm long, glabrous or nearly so; anther-appendages dark to black.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes obovoid, ± compressed, 4.7–6 mm long, pilose; pappus a lacerate cupule to 0.5 mm high and usually without setae, sometimes with 2 setae to 2.5 mm long.
Habitat
n sandy soils near lakes or rivers, weed of cultivation; 650–1500 m
Distribution
T4 U2 widespread in Africa from Senegal to Ethiopia and S to Zambia

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Aspilia ciliata (Schumach.) Wild appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schimper [819], Ethiopia K000410291
Schimper [1684], Ethiopia K000410292
Schimper, M.W. [242], Ethiopia K000410293
Schimper [1441], Ethiopia K000410294
Kotschy [319], Ethiopia K000410295
Smith, C. [s.n.], Congo K000410304
Vogel [27], Nigeria K000410305
Vogel [20], Nigeria K000410306
Berrott. [s.n.], Sierra Leone K000410307
Scott Elliot, G.F. [4593], Sierra Leone K000410308 isosyntype
Bidgood, S. [5795], Tanzania K000468630

First published in Kirkia 6: 41 (1967)

Accepted by

  • Beentje, H.J. (2021). Flore du Gabon 56: 1-148. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Beentje, H.J. (2021). Flore du Gabon 56: 1-148. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by H. Beentje [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Lisowski, Asterac. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 191, t. 42 (1991).
  • Maquet in Fl. Rwanda 3: 624, fig. 192/2 (1985).
  • Wild in Kirkia 6: 41 (1967).

Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0