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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.
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
Perennial herb with short rhizome, lower part of stem creeping but becoming erect and 20–65 cm tall, subscapiform, pale green or slightly reddish-purple tinged, glabrous or pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, oblanceolate, 1–7 cm long, 0.2–1.2 cm wide, attenuate to an exauriculate base, margins remotely sinuate-denticulate or sinuate-serrate, apex obtuse, apiculate, sparsely shortly setulose or hispid, bright green above, paler beneath, sometimes with purplish margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary, terminal, erect, long-stalked, discoid; stalks of the individual capitula pilose at least in upper part; involucre cylindrical, 8–11 mm long, 3.5–5 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus ± 6, lanceolate, green or purple, 2.5–3 mm long; phyllaries 13–18(–21), purple or green tipped purple or brown, 7–10 mm long, glabrous or shortly sparsely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets 0; disc florets orange-yellow or orange; corolla 7.5–11 mm long, tube glabrous, gradually expanded above the middle, lobes 0.8–1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 3–4 mm long, glabrous; pappus 6.5–10 mm long.
Habitat
Marshy or riverine grassland; 950–2100 m
Distribution
T7 T8

Native to:

Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Crassocephalum uvens S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2001 Stolz, A. [2325], Tanzania K000306752 isotype

First published in J. Bot. 50: 212 (1912)

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: 342, t. 75 (1991).
  • S.Moore in Journal of Botany 50: 212 (1912).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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