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This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to S. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

Diagnostic
As for Dicoma sessiliflora except that the stems are more uniformly leafy, the lower-stem leaves are never clustered and decrease somewhat in size and number towards the stem base. The leaves differ in being mostly 8–16 x 0.8–1.5(2.5) cm., linear-elliptic or narrowly elliptic, widest about the middle or ± parallel-sided; apex tapering acute; base narrowly cuneate tapering to a petiole-like hardly stem-clasping base; margins sparsely serrulate, revolute.

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zaïre

Macledium ellipticum (G.V.Pope) S.Ortiz appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jackson, G. [196], Malawi Dicoma elliptica K000252250
Harris, T. [480], Malawi Dicoma elliptica K000614558

First published in Taxon 50: 740 (2001)

Not accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. [Cited as Dicoma elliptica.]

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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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