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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, W. Yemen.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb 0.3–1.8 m high, erect, little branched to much branched; stem scabrid-hispid, often with purple spots at the base of the hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves (sub-)sessile, narrowly ovate to narrowly elliptic, 3–16(–20) cm long, 0.6–3(–5) cm wide, base obtuse, truncate or semi-amplexicaul, sometimes cuneate (Lisowski), margins subentire or shallowly crenate, apex acute to attenuate, hispid on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula axillary, solitary and subsessile among the upper leaves; involucre ovoid, 3-seriate, 8–14(–30) mm long; phyllaries green with scarious brown base, hispid, the inner often with darker tips; paleae 6–10 mm long with obtuse or acute apex, often with reddish tips.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets dark red, purple or almost black, less often white, 2–5(–11), without styles, the ray almost circular, 6–9(–15 fide Lisowski) mm long, tube 3.5–8 mm long, glabrous; disc florets coloured as the rays, 5–8 mm long, glabrous but the lobes puberulous; anther appendages often purple.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes obovoid, 5–6 mm long, pubescent; pappus a lacerate cupule to 1 mm high and usually with 2 setae 1–3.5 mm long.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Aspilia kotschyi (Sch.Bip. ex Hochst.) Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 29: 98 (1873)

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 Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 216 (1994).
  • C.D. Adams in Flora of West Tropical Africa ed. 2, 2: 239 (1963).
  • E. Lind & A. Tallantire, Some Common Flowering Plants of Uganda p. 171 (1962).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 10 (1956).
  • Hutch. & Dalz., Flora of West Tropical Africa 2, 1: 146 (1931).
  • Lisowski, Asterac. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 187 (1991).
  • Maquet in Fl. Rwanda 3: 623, fig. 192/4 (1985).
  • Muschler in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 50, Suppl.: 342 (1914).
  • Oliv. & Hiern, Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 381 (1877).
  • Oliv. in Trans. Linn. Soc. 29: 98 (1873).
  • Wild in Kirkia 5: 202 (1966)
  • Wild in Kirkia 6: 40 (1967).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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