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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Woody herb, 0.3–0.5 m high, hardly branched, single-stemmed?; called stoloniferous by Brenan; stems brown, grey-tomentose, densely leafy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear, 0.5–4 cm long, 0.1–0.2 cm wide, porrect, base slightly widened, margins revolute, apex acute and mucronate, sparsely pubescent or glabrous above, white-tomentose beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 8–12 mm long, heterogamous, solitary or in few-headed leafy corymbs, rarely up to 20 heads together; stalks of individual capitula 2–5 mm long; phyllaries with dark tips, 2–8 mm long, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets:ray florets mauve, 14–30, tube cylindrical, 4.3–4.7 mm long, ray 6–7 mm long, 1.8–2.5 mm wide, style 4–5.3 mm long; tube florets orange-yellow, 60–80, tube cylindric, 5–6 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.5 mm long, anthers ± 2.5 mm long, style 5.5–7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes cylindric, 1.3–1.7 mm long, with some basal hairs; pappus of barbellate bristles 4.5–5.5 mm long with an outer series of small bristles to 0.7 mm long.
Habitat
Grassland; 1800–2700 m
Distribution
T7

Native to:

Zambia

Athrixia subsimplex Brenan appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Brass, L.J. [17311], Malawi K000415234 Unknown type material

First published in Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 8: 475 (1954)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Brenan in Mem. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 8: 475 (1954).
  • Kroner in Mitt. Bot. Staats., München 16: 73 (1980).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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