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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.
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
Perennial herb or small shrub with annual shoots 0.6-3 m high from a woody rootstock; stems erect, somewhat woody proximally, green with reddish purple tinge, laxly pubescent with fine crispate or spreading or ascending hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or rarely in whorls of 3, subsessile, ovate or elliptic, 4-20 cm long, 1.6-8 cm wide, base cuneate to rounded to cordate and slightly semi-amplexicaul, margins serrate with callose-tipped teeth, apex acute, finely strigose-hispid above, finely sparsely strigose to densely tomentose beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula numerous in more or less congested terminal and upper axillary compound corymbiform cymes; stalks of individual capitula 1-10 mm long, densely pubescent with ascending and spreading or crispate hairs; involucres ovoid, campanulate, 4-7 mm long, 3-6 mm in diameter; phyllaries 3-seriate, (narrowly) ovate, apiculate, pubescent and darker towards the apex, with paler membranous margins, the inner tipped with red, fimbriate-pectinate on the upper margins and 3.5-6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Corolla purple or pale mauve, 4-7 mm long, sparsely glandular, lobes 2-2.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes pale brown, 1-1.8 mm long, 4-7-ribbed, with dense glands in between the ribs, glabrous; pappus of few bristles 1.3-2 mm long.

[FZ]

Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

Morphology General Habit
An erect bushy perennial herb or suffrutex, with annual stems 0.6–3 m. tall from a woody rootstock.
Morphology Stem
Stems herbaceous becoming somewhat woody below, leafy, branching above, appressed puberulous or sometimes sparsely patent-hispid on upper stem and branches, glabrescent below; indumentum of short-stalked asymmetric, or 1-armed T-shaped hairs often intermixed with, or replaced by, long patent flagelliform hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, sometimes 3-whorled, subsessile, sometimes shortly petiolate in older leaves, mostly 4–20 x 1.5–8 cm., elliptic to lanceolate, apex acute, base ± broadly cuneate, margins serrate to coarsely serrate-dentate, often double-serrate with small teeth alternating with larger teeth, teeth callose-tipped; lamina finely strigose-hispid on both surfaces, the lower surface sometimes also sparsely puberulous with hispid nerves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula small, numerous, ± densely clustered in corymbiform cymes; capitula stalks mostly 1–10 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres 4–7 x 3–6 mm., broadly campanulate to cyathiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries ± appressed-imbricate, scarious with ± broad subhyaline margins, puberulous-hispidulous to glabrescent, the outer from c. 1 mm. long, the inner to c. 6 mm. long, ovate to oblong-ovate or lanceolate, ± abruptly narrowed to a mucronulate apex, or shortly acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corollas mauve or purplish, 4–7 mm. long, limb funnel-shaped and deeply linear-lobed, sparsely glandular, otherwise glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes pale-brown, 1–1.8 mm. long, narrowly obovoid-oblong with 4–5 low, broad, ribs and narrower dark-brown densely gland-filled grooves in between, rounded above with a shallow apical depression, glabrous; pappus of a few very caducous barbellate setae to c. 2 mm. long.

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Bothriocline inyangana N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2009 Mwangoka, M.A. [4117], Tanzania K000614911
Jan 1, 1979 Cecil, E. [227A], Zimbabwe K000272824 Unknown type material
Rogers, F.A. [10918], Zaïre K000272783 Unknown type material

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1906: 107 (1906)

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: 262 (1988).
  • G.V. Pope in Flora Zambesiaca 6: 168 (1992).
  • Lisowski in Fragm. Flor. Geobot. 37: 338 (1992).
  • N.E. Br. in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1906: 107 (1906).

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