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This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia to Kenya.

[FSOM]

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

Type
S2, Mogadishu to “Amarr Gegeb”, Paoli 23 (FT holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Scrambling perennial herb to 90 cm high; root to 5 cm across; branches scabrid-pilose
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate and sometimes 3-lobed, 1–9´1–6 cm, base cuneate and decurrent, margins rough-dentate to denticulate, apex acute, white-scabrid on both surfaces; petiole to 2 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula terminal and solitary, on stalks 3–9 cm long; involucre 9–14 mm long, the outer phyllaries green and slightly leafy; paleae 7–8 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets 8–10, deep yellow, ray 9–12 mm long, 3 mm wide; disk florets 5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes obovoid, slightly flattened, 2.5–4.5 mm long, the 4 ribs ending in almost winged points, pilose, the ribs flecked; pappus a cupule of connate scales 0.6–0.9 mm long.
Distribution
S2, 3; N Kenya coast
Ecology
Altitude range 1–50 m.
Vernacular
Fitole (Somali)

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, prostrate and creeping, mat-forming; stem scabrid.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate or trullate, 1.5–8 cm long, 0.7–4 cm wide, base rounded and abruptly cuneate to attenuate into a winged pseudopetiole, margins serrate, apex acute, scabrid on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal and solitary or in pairs; stalks of individual capitula 1–7.5 cm long; involucre ovoid, 2–3-seriate, 6–11 mm long; phyllaries green, scabrid-pilose; paleae with acute or apiculate apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow to orange, 8–9, usually with styles, the ray 7.5–8 mm long, tube 2.3–2.7 mm long; disc florets yellow or orange, 4.5–5 mm long; anther appendages yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes obovoid with 4 fat ribs reaching as high as the cupule, 3.7–5.5 mm long, pubescent; pappus a lacerate cupule to 1 mm high and with or without 1 seta to 1.8 mm long.
Habitat
ear the sea on dunes, coral or sandstone; 0–10 m
Distribution
K7

Native to:

Kenya, Somalia

Aspilia macrorrhiza Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1964 Greenway, P.J. [9290], Kenya K000312344
Jan 1, 1964 Rawlins, S.P. [95], Kenya K000312345
Jan 1, 1964 illegible [s.n.], Kenya K000312347
Luke, W.R.Q. [5476], Kenya K000312342
Gillespie, J.B. [181], Kenya K000312346
Luke, P.A. [6148], Kenya K000312341
Gillespie, J.B. [109], Kenya K000312343

First published in Res. Sci. Somalia Ital. 1: 105 (1916)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Chiov., Result. Sci. Miss. Stef.-Paoli, Coll. Bot.: 105 (1916).
  • Wild in Kirkia 5: 216 (1965).

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
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