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This species is accepted, and its native range is Burundi to Angola.
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; rhizome creeping, or roots numerous; stems 1–3, annual, 35–70 cm high, simple, thinly araneose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, narrowly lanceolate, 2.5–13 cm long, 0.4–1.5(–2.5) cm wide, cuneate at base, margins revolute, apex acute, glabrous or nearly so above, white-tomentose beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 3–21, arranged in leaf axils to form a spike-like inflorescence, subsessile, discoid; involucre obconic, 15–20 mm long, white-araneose; phyllaries greenish-stramineous, stiff, ciliate but otherwise glabrous, the longest to 20 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets all hermaphrodite; corolla pale yellow, as long as the inner phyllaries, 8–10 mm long, lobes 4–5 mm long, erect.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes turbinate, ± 3 mm long, densely ascending-hispid; pappus of plumose setae 8–9 mm long.
Habitat
Brachystegia woodland; 1800–1900 m
Distribution
T4

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
An erect slender perennial herb, 35–70 cm. tall from a woody rootstock; roots numerous thong-like.
Morphology Stem
Stems annual, 1–3, simple, leafy, thinly whitish araneose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves discolorous, softly sericeous, subsessile; 2.5–11(13) x 0.4–1.5(2.5) cm., lorate- or linear-elliptic, usually shortly tapered to an acute apex, cuneate or shortly subpetiolate below, margins strongly revolute, upper surface green and glabrous, lower surface white araneose-sericeous (the indumentum sometimes peeling off); midrib impressed on upper surface, prominent beneath, venation finely reticulate and prominent on both surfaces or obscured by the indumentum below.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 3–21, ± spicately arranged, subsessile and usually solitary in upper leaf axils, sometimes somewhat clustered at the stem apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres mostly 15–20 mm. long, 10–20(25) mm. in diam. in upper part, obconic-campanulate, whitish araneose-lanate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries greenish-stramineous, stiffly chartaceous, araneose-ciliate on the margins otherwise glabrous; the outer 6–8 series straight, loosely stiffly diverging (not patent or reflexed and not extending onto the capitulum stalk), from c. 3 mm. long outside to c. 20 mm. inside, lanceolate-subulate, ± scarious-winged in the lower part, flat or inrolled and long-acuminate pungent above; the inner 1–2 series of phyllaries shorter, lorate, whitish membranous and attenuate or sharply cuspidate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corollas yellowish, ± equalling the inner phyllaries, 8–10 mm. long, infundibuliform; lobes 4–5 mm. long, linear, erect; achenes to c. 3 mm. long, turbinate, densely long ascending hispid; pappus copious, several-seriate, of plumose setae 8–9 mm. long, shorter on the outside, seta bristles c. 1 mm. long.

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Erect perennial herb 30–40 cm tall; stems white-tomentose.
Morphology Leaves
Lower leaves elliptic or oblanceolate-elliptic, ± 15 cm long and 4 cm wide, cuneate into a membranous slightly expanded petioloid base forming a sheath around the stem, margins minutely remotely denticulate, apex obtuse, minutely apiculate, dark green and glabrous above, white-tomentose beneath, with two prominent ascending subbasal veins on each side; upper stem and inflorescence leaves generally narrower, ± 7.5 cm long and 1 cm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula on short pedicels, terminal and in axils of upper leaves, forming rather lax racemiform or corymbiform cymose clusters, discoid; involucre ± 33 mm long; phyllaries ± 90, multiseriate, the outer narrowly lanceolate, glabrous, pallid green with paler membranous, very minutely pectinate-ciliate margins, becoming progressively longer inwards, the longest ± 26 mm long, acutely acuminate, pungent, the innermost ± 15 shorter, membranous, oblong, obtuse to subacute, shortly to obscurely apiculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets ± 40, all tubular, hermaphrodite; corolla white or yellow, glabrous, ± 10.5 mm long, lobes narrow, 6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 3 mm long, densely hirsute with long ascending white or tawny hairs; pappus of numerous plumose bristles, the outer shorter, the inner longer, subequal, 9.5 mm long.
Habitat
Brachystegia woodland or wet grassland; 850–2000 m
Distribution
T4

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
An erect slender perennial herb, 25–70 cm. tall from a woody rootstock; roots numerous spreading thong-like.
Morphology Stem
Stems annual, usually single, simple, leafy, thinly whitish araneose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves discolorous, softly coriaceous, sessile, mostly 7–150 x 15–55 mm., narrowly to broadly elliptic, acute to obtuse at the apex, ± broadly cuneate below tapering into a ± deeply cleft stem-sheathing base 10–35 mm. long; margins sparsely callose-denticulate; upper surface green, glabrous; lower surface white araneose (the indumentum sometimes peeling off); strongly 3–5-nerved from the base, tertiary venation finely reticulate and subprominent on both surfaces or obscured by indumentum below.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 2–15, subsessile or shortly stalked, 2–6 clustered at the stem apex, usually with 1–3 in the axils of upper leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres mostly 25–40 mm. long, 20–30 mm. in diam. in upper part, obconic.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries green chartaceous glabrous, sharply serrulate-ciliolate, apparently dimorphic; the outer c. 7 series straight, loosely diverging, the outermost extending briefly onto the capitulum stalk, from c. 7 mm. long outside to c. 35 mm. long inside, subulate-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, broadly scarious-winged in the lowerpart, inrolled and long-acuminate pungent above; the inner 1 -2 series shorter, to c. 17 mm. long, lorate, distinctly scarious-winged and cuspidate at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corollas creamy or brownish with purplish lobes, 8–12 mm. long, narrowly infundibuliform; lobes 5–6 mm. long, linear erect; achenes 1.5–2.5 mm. long, turbinate, densely long ascending hispid; pappus copious, several seriate, of plumose white setae 9–11 mm. long, shorter on the outside, seta bristles c. 1 mm. long.

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Zambia, Zaïre

Macledium poggei (O.Hoffm.) S.Ortiz appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1970 Gossweiler, J. [2637], Angola Dicoma angustifolia K001307194
Gossweiler, J. [3340], Angola Dicoma angustifolia K001307193
Learson, Alexander [4], Zambia Dicoma poggei K000252258 Unknown type material
Gossweiler, J. [10977], Angola Dicoma poggei K001307181

First published in Taxon 50: 741 (2001)

Not accepted by

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

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