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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect or decumbent annual herb 14–80 cm tall; stems light green, smooth, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, lanceolate, 2.2–13 cm long, 0.4–2 cm wide, base sagittate, auriculate and semi-amplexicaul, margins minutely obscurely to clearly sinuate-denticulate, especially on the auricles, apex obtuse, apiculate, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 2–4 in lax, divaricate terminal cymes, discoid; stalks of the individual capitula slender, glabrous; involucre cylindrical, 5–7 mm long, 2 mm in diameter; phyllaries 8 or 13, 4.5–7 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets pale mauve or violet, corolla 5.5–6.5 mm long, tube glabrous, lobes 1.2–2 mm long, those of the outer florets the larger.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 2.8–4 mm long, glabrous; pappus 2–4 mm long.
Habitat
Moist grassland or swamp grassland; 950–1150 m
Distribution
T1 T4

Native to:

Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Emilia violacea Cronquist appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 22: 309 (1952)

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 41: 915 (1986).
  • Cronquist in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 22: 309 (1952).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 371 (1993).

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/
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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