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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.
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 20-120 cm tall, with one or few stems from a woody rootstock (but once described as annual); stems sparsely crispate-pubescent, glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, sessile, the basal leaves obovate to oblong-elliptic, attenuate into a petioloid base, the cauline elliptic to narrowly (ob-)ovate, 4-11 cm long, 0.7-3.7 cm wide, base cuneate to rounded and semi-amplexicaul, serrate, apex obtusely shortly acuminate, sparsely shortly crispate-pubescent to hirtellous above and more densely so beneath, densely glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary or few in often lax terminal corymbiform cymose clusters; stalks of individual capitula short to elongated, densely crispate-pubescent at least towards the apex; involucres hemispherical, 9-10 mm in diameter at flowering time; phyllaries usually deeply purple-tinged and darker in colour in upper part, 3-4-seriate, closely imbricate, ovate, acuminate-apiculate or apiculate-pungent, the inner (narrowly) ovate, more or less pungent, 9-10 mm long; all with pale rather pectinate-fimbriate margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets many; corolla purple or mauve, 7.5-8.5 mm long, lobes 2-3 mm long, glabrous or with a few glands.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes pale with dark stripes (tubercles between the ribs), 1.5-2.2 mm long, 8-ribbed; pappus 2.5-2.8 mm long, caducous.
Habitat
Grassland or eroded sites; 1350-2300 m
Distribution
T7 T8 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Bothriocline pauciseta O.Hoffm. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1997 Stolz, A. [2616], Tanzania K000272795 Unknown type material
Goetze, W. [696], Tanzania K000272794 isotype

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 502 (1900)

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: 260 (1988).
  • O. Hoffm. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 502 (1900).

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