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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
A ± lax erect perennial herb to c. 1.5 m. tall, or stems scrambling to c. 5 m. long.
Morphology Stem
Stems 1-several, leafy, branching above, shortly pilose on upper stem and branches, glabrescent below; indumentum of long-stalked 1-armed T-shaped hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate; petioles to c. 10 mm. long; lamina mostly 4–17 x 1–5 cm., narrowly ovate-lanceolate to elliptic, tapering to an acute-acuminate apex, narrowly to broadly cuneate below tapering into the petiole, margins serrate to somewhat crenulate with callose-tipped teeth; upper surface sparsely puberulous to glabrescent, lower surface paler and more densely puberulous, the hairs similar to but smaller than those on the stem.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula small, numerous, at first in ± dense clusters, becoming laxly corymbiform cymose; capitula stalks 0–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres 3–5 x 3–5 mm., subglobose-cyathiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries relatively few, appressed imbricate, sometimes grading into the receptacular paleae, membranous-scarious with narrow subhyaline margins and ± cuspidate apices, puberulous-glandular outside, or glabrescent, sometimes pectinate-ciliate on the margins, the outer from c. 1.5 mm. long, the inner to c. 5 mm. long, ovate or oblong to narrowly lorate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacular paleae sometimes present.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corollas purplish-mauve fading to white, c. 4 mm. long, with a broad funnel-shaped limb on a slender tubular stalk, sparsely glandular otherwise glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.2–2 mm. long, subcylindric to obovoid, usually somewhat curved, c. 5-angular and usually narrowly-ribbed on the angles, the faces between ± flat with scattered brownish cell-like glands, truncate at the apex with a shallowly rimmed depression formed by the upward extension of the achene walls; pappus of a few caducous barbellate setae to c. 2 mm. long, occasionally the pappus setae somewhat paleaceous.

Native to:

Malawi, Zambia

Bothriocline ripensis (Hutch.) Wild & G.V.Pope appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 1, 1987 Brass, L.J. [17101], Malawi K000285941
May 1, 1987 Sanane, M. [1356], Zambia K000285948
May 1, 1987 Pawek, J. [11513], Malawi K000285943
May 1, 1987 Fanshawe, D.B. [8581], Zambia K000285951
Jan 1, 1975 Hutchinson, J. [3834], Zambia K000272825 holotype
Jan 1, 1975 Pawek, J. [5892], Malawi K000285945
Jan 1, 1975 Mutimushi, J.M. [897], Zambia K000285950
Jan 1, 1975 Pawek, J. [2592], Malawi K000285942
Jan 1, 1975 Pawek, J. [5726], Malawi K000285944
Jan 1, 1975 Burtt Davy, J. [21229], Malawi K000285947
Jan 1, 1975 Mutimushi, J.M. [3218], Zambia K000285949
Brummitt, R.K. [11860], Malawi K000285946

First published in Kirkia 10: 324 (1977)

Accepted by

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

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