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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Madagascar.
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 or short-lived perennial herb or soft-wooded shrub, erect or sometimes semi-scandent, rather weak-stemmed, 25–250 cm tall; stems green, sometimes tinged red towards the base, pubescent, glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, ovate, lanceolate, elliptic or obovate, unlobed to deeply and narrowly pinnately or pinnato-lyrately 2–8-lobed, 5.5–41 cm long, 1.5–22 cm wide, base rounded, cuneate or attenuate and slightly decurrent onto a petaloid base, margins closely sinuate-serrate to coarsely serrate-bidentate, apex acute to obtuse, often ± attenuate, almost glabrous to scattered-pubescent above and beneath especially on veins, ± glabrescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula numerous in congested terminal corymbs, discoid; stalks of the individual capitula densely pubescent to glabrous; involucre cylindrical, 5.5–10.5 mm long, 2–4 mm in diameter in bud, to 6 mm at anthesis; bracts of calyculus 6–13, linear to lanceolate, 1.5–7 mm long, dark-tipped, glabrous or ciliate-margined; phyllaries 8–22, usually 13–15, green or yellow-green with dark brown or reddish tips, 5–9.5 mm long, glabrous or sparsely shortly pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets yellow or sometimes orange, corolla 5.5–9.5 mm long, tube glabrous, gradually expanded above the middle, lobes 0.5–1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.7–2.5 mm long, ribbed, shortly sparsely hairy in the grooves; pappus 5–10 mm long.
Figures
Fig. 126 (page 603).
Habitat
Moist and evergreen forest, especially in forest edges, clearings etc., generally in disturbed places in the forest and bamboo zone; may be locally common; (360?–)900–3150 m
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 T1 T2 T3 T4 T6 T7 U1 U2 from Nigeria to Ethiopia and S to Angola and Zimbabwe, Madagascar

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
An erect much-branched herb up to about 4 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Yellow florets in numerous heads usually less than 1/2 in. long
Ecology
A weed of clearings in hilly districts.

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Crassocephalum montuosum (S.Moore) Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 1, 2008 Cheek, M. [13383], Cameroon K000008196
Jul 1, 2007 Tchiengue, B. [2191], Cameroon K000518608
Jan 1, 2004 Pollard, B.J. [601], Cameroon K000746668
Jul 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2761], Cameroon K000108776
Jul 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2764], Cameroon K000108775
Jul 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [1579], Cameroon K000108778
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [5651], Cameroon K000108780
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9056], Cameroon K000108773
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [7310], Cameroon K000108781
Jul 1, 2001 Cable, S. [2782], Cameroon K000108772
Jul 1, 2001 Biye, E. [18 a], Cameroon K000108774
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [7473], Cameroon K000108771
Jul 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [1988], Cameroon K000108777
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [5654], Cameroon K000108779
Sep 1, 1998 Satabie, B. [1089], Cameroon K000746930
Sep 1, 1998 Satabie, B. [1090], Cameroon K000746931
May 1, 1997 Munyenyembe, P. [867], Cameroon K000746919
Jan 1, 1960 Morton, J.K. [687], Cameroon K000052479
Jan 1, 1960 Morton, J.K. [687], Cameroon K000052480
Jan 1, 1953 Boughey, A.S. [6756], Cameroon K000052485
Jan 1, 1953 Boughey, A.S. [6763], Cameroon K000052484
Jan 1, 1953 Morton, J.K. [6689], Cameroon K000052486
Aug 1, 1948 Welwitsch [3687], Angola K000306750 Unknown type material
Aug 1, 1948 Johnston, H.H. [0 s.n.19], Cameroon K000052475
Aug 1, 1948 Scott Elliot, G.F. [6587], Kenya K000306755 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1948 Maitland, T.D. [477], Cameroon K000052473
Jan 1, 1948 Maitland, T.D. [268], Cameroon K000052474
Jan 1, 1948 Migeod, F. W. H. [188], Cameroon K000052478
Jan 1, 1948 Migeod, F. W. H. [188], Cameroon K000052477
Jan 1, 1948 Dunlap [87], Cameroon K000052476
Belcher, C, Kenya 12295.000
Greenway, P.J. [8445], Tanzania 16263.000
Dawkins, H.C. [785], Uganda 4738.000
Dawkins, H.C. [766], Uganda 4739.000
Mwangoka, M.A. [3579], Tanzania K000612934
Timberlake, J. [5135], Mozambique K000613515
Keay, R.W.J. [FHI 28545], Cameroon K000052481
Ujor, E.U. [FHI 30332], Cameroon K000052483
Maitland, T.D. [300a], Cameroon K000052472
Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [2928], Madagascar Crassocephalum luteum K000306749 Unknown type material

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

Accepted by

  • Beentje, H.J. (2021). Flore du Gabon 56: 1-148. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Adams in J.W. Afr. Sci. Assoc. 1: 27(1954).
  • in Kew Bull. 5: 376 (1951)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 219, t. 91 (1994).
  • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Afr.: fig. 361 (1987).
  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 906 (1986).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 21 (1956).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 331, t. 72 (1991).
  • Maquet in Fl. Rwanda 3: 652, fig. 202/2 (1985).
  • Milne-Redh. in Kew Bulletin 5: 376 (1951).

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