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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb 10–45 cm tall; stems erect, light green, scattered-pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves light green, sometimes purple beneath, sessile, elliptic, the upper also obovate or narrowly obovate, elliptic or linear, 1.8–7.5 cm long, 0.3–1.4 cm wide, cuneate into a petioloid base or in upper leaves often attenuate, margins subentire, remotely shallowly sinuate-serrate, apex obtuse, apiculate, shortly pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 2–5 in lax terminal corymbs; stalks of the individual capitula shortly pubescent; involucre cylindrical, 5.5–8 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide; phyllaries (7–)8(–9), green with yellow to brown tips, 5–8 mm long, pilose at least in upper half.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets white, cream or pale yellow, corolla 4.5–6 mm long, tube glabrous, lobes 1–1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.7–2.2 mm long, glabrous; pappus 3.5–7 mm long.
Habitat
Moist sites in grassland and woody grassland, drier spots in swamps; 1600–2750 m
Distribution
K3 K4 K5 U2 U3

Native to:

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

Emilia debilis S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bidgood, S. [5094], Tanzania K000190322

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 37: 172 (1905)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 224, t. 95 (1994).
  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 913 (1986).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 394 (1991).
  • S.Moore in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 37: 172 (1905).

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

Kew Backbone Distributions
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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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0