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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb 30–100 cm high; stems erect, pubescent in lower part.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves slightly fleshy, often purplish beneath and on the margins, the lower broadly reniform-spatulate to obovate, 2–13 cm long, 1–7 cm wide, decurrent onto a narrow exauriculate petioloid base, margins subentire, apex rounded; the median and upper obovate, oblong, ovate or lanceolate, 2–9 cm long, 0.5–6.5 cm wide, base auriculate and semi-amplexicaul, margins shallowly sinuate-dentate, apex rounded to acute, sparsely pubescent, especially beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 1–4 in terminal corymbs, dense to lax, discoid; stalks glabrous or shortly pubescent; involucre broadly cylindrical, 5–7.5 mm long, 3–3.5 mm in diameter; phyllaries 13–21, 4.5–7 mm long, glabrous or pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets red, sometimes (but rarely in East Africa) orange or yellow, corolla 6–10.5 mm long, lobes ± 1.8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 2.5–3.5 mm long, sparsely hairy or glabrous; pappus 3–6 mm long.
Habitat
Woodland, more common in disturbed situations; 750–1700 m
Distribution
T4 T5 T7

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Emilia vanmeelii Lawalrée appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 19: 225 (1949)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 52: 210 (1997).
  • Lawalrée in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 19: 225 (1949).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 381 (1991).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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