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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Malawi.
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 10–240 cm tall, erect; stems pale green, often speckled or tinged reddish-purple, sparsely setulose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, elliptic, narrowly elliptic or lanceolate, 1.2–14 cm long, 0.3–6.5 cm wide, cuneate or attenuate into an exauriculate petioloid base, margins remotely sinuate-serrate to serrate-laciniate, unlobed or shortly to deeply 2-lobed towards the base, apex obtuse, apiculate, shortly pilose-setulose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula numerous to rarely solitary in lax terminal corymbs, erect, radiate or discoid; stalks of the individual capitula slender, glabrous or almost so; involucre cylindrical, slightly swollen at the base, 5.5–7.5 mm long, 2–3 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 8–12, dark-tipped, 1–3.5 mm long, glabrous or ciliate; phyllaries 13 or sometimes 8, green with purple tips, 5–7 mm long, shortly hispid or glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets 13, 8, 5 or 0, tube 4 mm long, glabrous, rays when present deep pink or pinkish-mauve, 1–3.5 mm long (6–8 mm fide Lisowski), 1 mm wide, 3–4-veined; disc florets dull brick-red, magenta or white, corolla 5.5–8 mm long, tube glabrous, gradually expanded above the middle, lobes 0.5–0.7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.5–1.6 mm long, ribbed, shortly hairy in the grooves; pappus 4.5–6 mm long.
Habitat
Grassland or bushed grassland, mist forest; (1000–)1650–2200 m
Distribution
T4 T7 T8

Native to:

Burundi, Malawi, Tanzania, Zaïre

Crassocephalum radiatum S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mwangoka et al. [3932], Tanzania K000450211
Bidgood, S. [5569], Tanzania K000468855
Bidgood, S. [5758], Tanzania K000468666
De Witte, G.F. [411], Congo, DRC Crassocephalum heteromorphum K000306759 Unknown type material
De Witte, G.F. [411], Congo, DRC Crassocephalum heteromorphum K000306760 Unknown type material

First published in J. Bot. 56: 227 (1918)

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 41: 907 (1986).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 345, t. 76 (1991).
  • S.Moore in Journal of Botany 56: 227 (1918).

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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