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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herb, erect or decumbent, 4–90(-150) cm high, aromatic/ pungent; stems woody at the base and up to 1 cm in diameter, simple or weakly branched, angled to striate, shortly hirsute to subglabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves dark green and paler beneath, membranous, sessile or (in the basal leaves) contracted into a winged base, the blade obovate, oblanceolate, spatulate, lyrate or pinnatifid with 2–3 proximal lobes and a larger terminal lobe, in outline 1–10 cm long, 0.2–3.5 cm wide, the very base broadly semi-amplexicaul, the margins coarsely dentate with acute or mucronate teeth, the apex acute or obtuse, pilose to hispid on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula globose to oblong-globose, 5–9 mm long, in lax terminal panicles or solitary on up to 10 cm long almost leafless branches; stalks of individual heads to 3 cm long with subulate bracts 1.5–2 mm long; phyllaries 6–8, ovate to oblong-elliptic, 1.3–2.5 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, the margins scarious and fimbriate, the apex obtuse, sparsely pubescent, glandular; receptacle club-shaped, 3–5 mm long, tuberculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Outer florets white to yellow with (at anthesis) purplish tinge on the lobes, very many, in several rows, on 0.1–0.2 mm stalks, tube with a narrow cylindrical base but widening towards the mouth, 0.2–0.4 mm long, 3–4 triangular lobes 0.2–0.5 mm long, sparsely glandular; style purple-red, 0.4–0.8 mm long; inner florets many but fewer than outer ones, on stalks slightly shorter than outer ones, white to yellow with reddish to purple tinge on lobes, tube glandular, 0.7–1.2 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.7 mm long; anthers 0.5–0.6 mm long, with obtuse base and triangular distal appendage; style ± 1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes yellow-green, obovoid, dorsiventrally flattened with indistinct paler marginal veins, 1.3–1.8 mm long, 0.4–0.8 mm wide, 0.2–0.3 mm thick, glabrous but for the base and apex which are densely glandular; pappus absent or an indistinct low ring.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herb, erect or decumbent, 20–90(–150) cm high, aromatic/pungent
Morphology Stem
Stems woody at the base and up to 1 cm in diam., shortly hirsute to subglabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves obovate, oblanceolate, lyrate or pinnatifid with 2–3 proximal lobes and a larger terminal lobe, in outline 1.5–10´0.5–4 cm, the very base broadly semi-amplexicaul, the margins coarsely dentate, hirsute to hispid on both surfaces
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula globose to oblong-globose, in lax terminal panicles or solitary on up to 10 cm long almost leafless branches; phyllaries 6–8 in 1–2 series, ovate to oblong-elliptic, 1.3–2.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Outer florets white to yellow with (at anthesis) purplish tinge on the lobes, very many, in several rows, the tube 0.2–0.4 mm long, the 3–4 triangular lobes 0.4–0.5 mm long; inner florets many but fewer than the outer ones, white to yellow with reddish to purple tinge on lobes, tube 0.7–0.8 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes yellow-green, obovoid, dorsiventrally flattened, 1.7–1.8 mm long, 0.6–0.8 mm wide, 0.2–0.3 mm thick, glabrous but for the densely glandular base and apex; pappus absent or an indistinct low ring.
Distribution
N1, 2 widespread in Africa, Arabia, India, Indonesia.
Ecology
Altitude range 1350–2050 m.
Note
The Somali plant is var. chrysanthemifolia .Var. alpina (R.E. Fr.) Beentje occurs in Ethiopia, Dem. Rep.Congo and East Africa.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
An aromatic erect or straggling branched herb 1-3 ft. or more high
Morphology General Indumentum
More or less pubescent stems and leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spherical red-purple to mauve flower-heads
Ecology
In montane grasslands

Native to:

Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, Djibouti, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Jawa, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Sulawesi, Tanzania, Tibet, Uganda, West Himalaya, Yemen, Zaïre

Dichrocephala chrysanthemifolia (Blume) DC. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1979 Morton, J.K. [6941], Cameroon K000051898
Jan 1, 1979 Keay, R.W.J. [28601], Cameroon K000051902
Jan 1, 1979 Mildbraed, G. W. J. [10850], Cameroon K000051895
Ash [765], Ethiopia 37227.000
Ash [1026], Ethiopia 37685.000
Freidberg [2], Cameroon K000051892
Dalziel, J.M. [8321], Cameroon K000051909
Mann, G. [1927], Cameroon K000051911
Maitland, T.D. [1278], Cameroon K000051910
Charter J.R. [36974], Cameroon K000051899
Mann, G. [1267], Cameroon K000051905
Maitland, T.D. [907], Cameroon K000051901
Morton, J.K. [877], Cameroon K000051900
Brenan, J.P.M. [9542], Cameroon K000051894
Mann, G. [1267], Cameroon K000051906

First published in Arch. Bot. (Paris) 2: 518 (1833)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 3: 303.
  • in Guill. Arch. Bot. 2: 518 (1833)

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by H. Beentje [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 204, t. 83 (1994).
  • C.D. Adams in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 256 (1963).
  • DC. in Arch. Bot. (Paris) 2: 518 (1833)
  • DC., Prodr. 5: 372 (1836).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 23 (1956).
  • Fayed in Mitt. Bot. Staats., München 15: 502 (1979).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 24 (1991).
  • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 574, fig. 175/2 (1985).
  • Oliv. & Hiern in Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 303 (1877).
  • Wild in Kirkia 10: 9, fig. 4 (1975).

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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