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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Similar to D. plantaginifolia but differing in leaf and phyllary characters.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 9–16 x 1–4.5 cm., elliptic to oblanceolate, acute at the apex, narrowing below into a winged midrib to c. 3 cm. long, somewhat stem-clasping; margins sharply serrate; upper surfaces green and glabrous, lower surfaces white araneose-sericeous (the indumentum sometimes peeling off); ± markedly pinnately-nerved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula stalked, 1–7 clustered in the leaf rosette.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres mostly 20–25 mm. long, 15–25 mm. in diam. in the upper part, broadly obconic-campanulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries numerous, stiffly slightly diverging, the outermost ± patent and extending onto the capitulum stalk, greenish-stramineous, chartaceous, sharply ciliolate on upper margins otherwise glabrous; the outer phyllaries from c. 3 mm. long, ovate-lanceolate, shortly acuminate; the middle phyllaries to c. 24 mm. long, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, ± broadly scarious-winged, inrolled and acuminate-pungent in the upper part; the inner series of phyllaries somewhat shorter, mostly white-scarious and sharply cuspidate.

Native to:

Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Macledium humile (Lawalrée) S.Ortiz appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bullock, A.A. [2903], Tanzania Dicoma humilis K000252252

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 humilis.]

Flora Zambesiaca
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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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