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This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to S. Tropical Africa, Madagascar.
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 or short-lived perennial herb 10–125 cm tall; stems slender, erect or basally decumbent and then erect, pubescent to glabrous, sometimes purplish distally.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, somewhat subsucculent, the basal spatulate to oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 1.1–6.5 cm long, 0.2–1.3 cm wide, attenuate into petioloid base, obscurely sinuate-denticulate, apex obtuse to acute; median and upper sessile, narrowly oblanceolate, narrowly elliptic, elliptic, lanceolate or linear, 3–16 cm long, 0.2–0.7 cm wide, base attenuate, subentire or sinuate-serrate to sinuate-denticulate, apex obtuse to acute; all leaves scattered-pubescent to glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 3–14 in lax to congested or subumbelliform terminal corymbs, discoid; stalk slender, glabrous or shortly sparsely pubescent; involucre cylindrical, 4–6.5 mm long, 1–2 mm in diameter; phyllaries 6–9 or 13, usually 8, green tinged purplish in distal part, glabrous or shortly pubescent at least towards the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets bright to pale purple, mauve, pink or white, corolla 4–6.2 mm long, lobes 1–2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.2–1.5 mm long, glabrous; pappus 2.5–4 mm long.
Habitat
Swamp grassland, moist grassland; may be locally common; 950–2550 m
Distribution
K3 K5 T4 T7 T8 U1 U2 U3 U4

Native to:

Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zaïre

Emilia integrifolia Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milne-Redhead, E. [11153], Tanzania 958.000
Carson, A. [102], Zambia K000306804 Unknown type material

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1895: 69 (1895)

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. 94 (1994).
  • Baker in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1895: 69 (1895).
  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 917 (1986).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 370 (1991).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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