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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to South Sudan 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 or perennial herb 30–150(–350) cm tall, erect or basally procumbent and rooting at the nodes with erect flowering branches, or semi-scandent; stems green often streaked or tinged with purplish, red or violet, almost glabrous to densely setulose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, ovate to broadly ovate, elliptic or obovate, 3–12.5 cm long, 1.5–7 cm wide, base cordate, truncate, cuneate or broadly cuneate and slightly decurrent onto sometimes pinnato-lyrately 2–4-lobed, auriculate or exauriculate, petioloid base, margins sinuate-serrate to sinuate-bidentate or broadly sinuate-lobulate, apex obtuse to acute, finely usually densely pubescent above and beneath, sometimes with purplish midrib.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal, solitary or up to 3, discoid, long-stalked, sometimes nodding; stalks of the individual capitula densely glandular-pubescent, sometimes purplish; involucre broadly cylindrical, 7–12 mm long, 5–10 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 10–18, lanceolate, 2.5–7 mm long, glandular-setulose and ciliate; phyllaries usually 21, rarely 13, green or yellow-green with dark tips, 6.5–11 mm long, densely glandular-setulose with the hairs sometimes purplish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets orange, less often orange-yellow or yellow; corolla 6.5–10 mm long, tube glabrous, gradually expanded above the middle, lobes 0.7–1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 2 mm long, ribbed, shortly hairy between the ribs; pappus 6–9 mm long.
Habitat
Forest margins and clearings, grassland and bushland in the forest zone, occasionally in swamps (especially in Uganda); may be locally common; 750–2800 m
Distribution
K3 K4 K5 K6 T1 T4 T7 U1 U2 U3 U4

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A weak straggling herb 2-3 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Deep yellow to orange florets in heads 1/2-3/4 in. across
Ecology
In grassy clearings in mountain areas.

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Crassocephalum vitellinum S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2009 Mwangoka, M.A. [4119], Tanzania K000613079
Nov 1, 2008 Cheek, M. [13513], Cameroon K000518729
Jan 1, 2004 Tadjouteu, F. [397], Cameroon K000746678
Jan 1, 2004 Onana, J.-M. [1978], Cameroon K000746679
Jan 1, 2004 Pollard, B.J. [459], Cameroon K000746676
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [7284], Cameroon K000108783
Jul 1, 2001 Lane, P. [219], Cameroon K000108787
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [7030], Cameroon K000108788
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9464], Cameroon K000108784
May 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [3396], Cameroon K000746929
Apr 1, 2000 Maisels, F. [s.n. 0], Cameroon K000746939
Jan 1, 1977 Lowe J. [2947], Cameroon K000052418
Jan 1, 1971 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [8142], Cameroon K000052413
Jan 1, 1956 Boughey, A.S. [7017], Cameroon K000052419
Aug 1, 1948 Vogel [438] K000306762
Aug 1, 1948 Vogel [s.n.], Equatorial Guinea K000306764
Aug 1, 1948 Vogel [198], Equatorial Guinea K000306763
Jan 1, 1948 Maitland, T.D. [307], Cameroon K000052439
Jan 1, 1948 Migeod, F. W. H. [58], Cameroon K000052435
Jan 1, 1948 Maitland, T.D. [307], Cameroon K000052438
Jan 1, 1948 Migeod, F. W. H. [58], Cameroon K000052434
Eggeling, W.J. [5830], Uganda 10649.000
Hepper, F.N. [1663], Cameroon 3356.000
Keay, R.W.J. [28332], Cameroon 4748.000
Hambler, D. J. [223], Cameroon K000052416
Hepper, F.N. [1891], Cameroon K000052417
Bauer, P.J. [14], Cameroon K000052430
Boughey, A.S. [0s.n.6], Cameroon K000052433
Sanford, W.W. [5419], Cameroon K000052414
Brunt, M.A. [635], Cameroon K000052428
Thorold, C.A. [8], Cameroon K000052426
Morton, J.K. [472], Cameroon K000052422
Brunt, M.A. [70], Cameroon K000052429
Brunt, M.A. [574], Cameroon K000052427
Akpabla, G.K. [10494], Cameroon K000052423
Ujor, E.U. [FHI 30093], Cameroon K000052425
Cowell, E.B. [M 31], Cameroon K000052431

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 West Tropical Africa

  • in J. Bot. 50: 212 (1912).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 220 (1994).
  • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Afr.: fig. 423 (1987).
  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 907 (1986).
  • E. Lind & A. Tallantire, Some Common Flowering Plants of Uganda p. 182, fig. 120 (1962).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 21 (1956).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 339, t. 74 (1991).
  • Maquet in Fl. Rwanda 3: 652, fig. 201/2 (1985).
  • S.Moore in Journal of Botany 50: 212 (1912).

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