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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to S. Africa, W. Yemen.
Aspilia mossambicensis (Oliv.) Wild

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb or shrub 10–250 cm high, with a single or many stems from short rootstock with numerous fibrous roots and stiff branching; stems often reddish or purple near base; branches scabrid-pubescent, sometimes also glandular.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile or with petiole to 1 cm long, ovate, narrowly elliptic or lanceolate, 2.5–20 cm long, 1–8.5 cm wide, base rounded to cuneate, margins serrate or subentire, apex attenuate or acuminate, less often obtuse, very scabrid on both surfaces; 3-veined from base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal and solitary or in few-headed lax racemes; stalks of individual capitula to 14 cm long; involucre ovoid, 2–3-seriate, 5–17 mm long; outer phyllaries foliaceous, green, scabrid-pilose and sometimes glandular; paleae 6.5–12 mm long with acute to attenuate apex, keel often purple.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets cream, yellow to orange, (5–)7–17, with or without styles, the ray 7–18.5 mm long, to 6.5 mm wide, tube 1.5–4.5 mm long; disc florets cream, yellow or orange, sometimes with purple line down from the lobes, 5.5–9 mm long, the lower part of tube and lobes puberulous; anther appendages yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes narrowly obovoid or sub-cylindrical, 2.5–5.5 mm long, pubescent to almost glabrous; pappus a lacerate cupule to 1 mm high and with or without 1–2 setae to 3 mm long.
Figures
Fig. 158 (page 752).
Habitat
uderal sites, seasonal swamps, along rivers and lakes, in forest margins, woodland, wooded grassland, bushland and grassland; may be locally common; 45–2300 m
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 Congo (Kinshasa), Burundi, Ethiopia, Somalia, and southward to South Africa

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Herb or shrub 0.5–1 m or straggling bush to 2.5 m high; branches scabrid
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile to shortly petiolate, ovate or elliptic, 2–12´1–3 cm, base cuneate, margins entire or serrate, apex acute or attenuate, scabrid on both surfaces, somewhat 3‑nerved from base; petiole up to 1 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula in loose paniculate corymbs, on stalks to 7 cm long; involucre 4–7 mm high; outer phyllaries yellowish near base, green near apex, hispid‑pubescent; paleae 5–7 mm long, keeled with a dark midrib
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets 8–13, bright yellow, rays 6–20 mm long, glabrous or pubescent above; disk florets yellow, 5–6.5 mm long, often with dark stripes along the tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes brown, obovoid, 4–5 mm long, pilose; pappus of several connate scales to 0.4 mm long and 1–2 barbellate aristae 1–3 mm long.
Distribution
N1; C2; S1–3 Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and south to South Africa.
Ecology
Altitude range 15–1300 m.
Vernacular
Daaro, daré, far-dar, luuban-duureed (Somali)

Native to:

Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Aspilia mossambicensis (Oliv.) Wild appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2011 Bally [B885], Kenya K000787960
Jan 1, 2009 Ezrom, P. [271], Tanzania K000614941
Jan 1, 1964 Whyte, A. [628], Malawi K000410284 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1964 Brass, L.J. [16215], Malawi K000410285 holotype
Jan 1, 1964 Speke [s.n.], Tanzania K000410288 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1964 Holst, C. [4334], Tanzania K000410289 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1964 Hildebrandt, J.M. [1945], Kenya K000410290 syntype
Jan 1, 1964 I.B.R.E. [582], South Africa K000410462 Unknown type material
Ash, J. [627], Ethiopia 38811.000
Laizer, G.S. [1474], Tanzania K000614906

First published in Kirkia 5: 221 (1966)

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

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 216, t. 88 (1994).
  • Blundell, Wild Fl. E. Afr.: pl. 351 (1987).
  • Lisowski, Asterac. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 203 (1991).
  • Wild in Kirkia 5: 221 (1965)
  • Wild in Kirkia 6: 46 (1967).

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