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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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb 20–50 cm tall, sometimes slightly scrambling; stems pubescent in lower part.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves often dense near base of plant, sessile, narrowly obovate or elliptic, 1.5–4.5 cm long, 0.5–2.4 cm wide, base cuneate, margins ± sinuate, obscurely denticulate, apex obtuse, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary, terminal on long stalk, discoid, stalks of the individual capitula glabrous; involucre cylindrical, 5.5–6.5 mm long, 3.5 mm in diameter; phyllaries 11, 5–7 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets orange, 4.5–5.2 mm long, lobes 1.5–1.7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.5–2.2 mm long, glabrous; pappus 3.5–4 mm long.
Habitat
Moist grassland; 1750–1800 m
Distribution
T4

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zaïre

Emilia basifolia Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000306807 Unknown type material

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1898: 154 (1898)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Baker in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1898: 154 (1898).
  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 913 (1986).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 368 (1991).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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