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This species is accepted, and its native range is Togo to Uganda and Zambia.
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
Annual herb up to 120 cm tall; stems erect, shortly pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, obovate-lanceolate in outline, deeply pinnate-lyrately lobed with 5–20 lanceolate sinuate-dentate or sinuate-lobulate lateral lobes, 2–15 cm long, 2–5.5 cm wide, apex obtuse, minutely acuminate-apiculate, scattered-pubescent especially on veins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula numerous in copious compound terminal corymbs, discoid; stalks of the individual capitula pubescent; involucre cylindrical, 7.5–8.5 mm long, 3 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 11–18, narrowly lanceolate, 2–3.5 mm long, ciliate; phyllaries 12–18, 7–8 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets pale blue; corolla 6–7 mm long, tube glabrous, gradually expanded in upper third, lobes 0.7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 2.5–3 mm long, ribbed, very shortly sparsely hairy between the ribs; pappus 6–7 mm long.
Habitat
‘Rocky outcrop’; 1290 m
Distribution
U4

[FWTA]

Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
An erect bushy annual herb about 1 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Bright blue florets in numerous heads 1/3 in. long
Ecology
In rough open ground.

Native to:

Cameroon, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Crassocephalum bauchiense (Hutch.) Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2004 Onana, J.-M. [1843], Cameroon K000746669
Jul 1, 2001 Cable, S. [649], Cameroon K000108782
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [5650], Cameroon K000108764
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [7700], Cameroon K000108687
Mar 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [4599], Cameroon K000746925
Mar 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [9753], Cameroon K000746916
Aug 1, 1998 Pollard, B.J. [38], Cameroon K000746903
Aug 1, 1998 Onana, J.-M. [576 B], Cameroon K000746932
May 1, 1997 Munyenyembe, P. [848], Cameroon K000746904
May 1, 1997 Cheek, M. [8492], Cameroon K000746905
Aug 4, 1948 Dent Young, J. [158], Nigeria K000306765

First published in Kew Bull. 5: 376 (1951)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Kew Bull. 5: 376 (1951).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 908 (1986).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 354 (1991).
  • Milne-Redh. in Kew Bulletin 5: 376 (1951).

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