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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
An erect soft perennial herb to c. 2 m. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems leafy, branching above, sparsely pilose soon glabrescent; hairs flagelliform.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, subsessile, mostly 8–26 x 1.2–6 cm., narrowly elliptic-oblanceolate, apex tapering acuminate, base narrowly attenuate, margins finely serrate with bristle-tipped teeth, the bristles to c. 1 mm. long, lamina softly thinly herbaceous drying chartaceous, sparsely pilose soon glabrescent, hairs flagelliform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula small, numerous, at first in dense subglobose clusters, becoming laxly arranged on divaricate branches or ± sessile in scorpioid cymes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres 7–9 x 3–5 mm., subcylindric to somewhat campanulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries numerous, appressed imbricate, scarious with subhyaline margins, minutely pectinate-ciliate about the apex, araneose outside, sparsely glandular; the outer phyllaries from c. 3 mm. long, ovate with a subulate often squarrose apex; middle phyllaries lanceolate, tapering to a ± squarrose-pungent subulate apex with bristle-tips to c. 2 mm. long; the inner phyllaries to c. 8 mm. long, narrowly strap-shaped and tapering-acute at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corollas pale-lilac fading whitish, 6–7 mm. long, funnel-shaped, the lobes acicular-setose at the apex otherwise glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 3–4 mm. long, narrowly ellipsoid-obovoid with a wide shallowly-rimmed depression at the apex, somewhat 4-sided at least when mature, narrowly c. 9-ribbed; pappus of caducous barbellate setae to c. 3 mm. long.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb 1-3.6 m tall; stems erect, little-branched, thinly finely crispate-pubescent, glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, subsessile, elliptic to narrowly obovate, 4-26 cm long, 0.5-6 cm wide, base attenuate, margins pectinate-serrate with spinulose teeth to 2 mm long, acuminate to narrowly long-attenuate, very thinly scattered-pubescent above and mainly on the veins beneath, glabrescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula numerous in rather congested terminal and upper axillary compound corymbiform cymes; stalks of individual capitula crispate-pubescent; bracteoles linear, attenuate, acute, pubescent; involucres ovate-cylindrical to ellipsoid, 7-10 mm long at flowering time, thinly arachnoid-pubescent; phyllaries 4-5-seriate, green tinged darker green or purplish brown at the apex, narrowly ovate, pungent-acuminate to narrowly attenuate, the inner 7-8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Corolla pale purple fading to white, 5.5-8.3 mm long, lobes 2-2.5 mm long, with stiff white hairs beneath just below the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes narrowly obovoid, 2-2.5 mm long (F.Z. says to 4 mm), 9-10-ribbed, glandular between the ribs, with an undulate denticulate apical cartilaginous crown 0.4 mm long; pappus of few caducous bristles 1-2.7 mm long.
Figures
Fig. 32/4-5, p. 140.
Habitat
Upland forest (margins), Uapaca woodland and clumped tree grassland; 1350-2350 m
Distribution
T7

Native to:

Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2008 Njau, E. et al. [927], Tanzania K000612520
Polhill, R. [1748], Tanzania K000272814 isoneotype

First published in Kirkia 10: 320 (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).
  • G.V. Pope in Flora Zambesiaca 6: 169, t. 26d (1992).
  • M.G. Gilbert in Kew Bulletin 36: 591 (1981).
  • Wild & G.V. Pope in Kirkia 10: 321, 367 (1977).

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