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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or woody herb 0.6-1.8 m tall; stems densely white-tomentose to almost glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, petiolate or sessile, (narrowly) ovate, 5.5-11 cm long, 1.6-4.2 cm wide, base rounded to cuneate, margins (coarsely) crenate-serrate, apex obtuse and apiculate, thinly closely tomentose to almost glabrous and glandular above, densely white-tomentose to glabrous beneath; petiole absent or 0.5-2 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula very numerous in copious congested terminal compound corymbiform cymes; stalks of individual capitula tomentose or glabrous; involucres cylindrical, 5-8 mm long, 2 mm in diameter at flowering time; phyllaries 3-4-seriate, (narrowly) ovate, apiculate, darker and tomentose to almost glabrous in centre towards their apex, the inner pale-margined, fimbriate-pectinate, acute to subobtuse, apiculate, 5-6 mm long, all sometimes more or less purple-tinged in upper part.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets 2-4 per capitulum; corolla 5.5-6.8 mm long, pale lavender-mauve to white, lobes 2.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 2.2-2.5 mm long, obtusely 4-5-angled, apically with shallow obtusely 5-toothed rim; pappus of few caducous bristles 2-3 mm long.

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Bothriocline argentea (O.Hoffm.) Wild & G.V.Pope appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kirkia 10: 323 (1977)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 43: 265 (1988).
  • Wild & G.V. Pope in Kirkia 10: 323 (1977).

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