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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Tanzania.
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
Perennial herb 10–60 cm high, decumbent at base; rhizome spreading, or small tuber present; stem with a rosette of leaves at or a little above ground level, pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves quite variable, the lowest ovate or suborbicular, 4–6 cm long, 3–4 cm wide, cuneate into a 2.5–5 cm long petioloid base, margins entire or remotely lobed-dentate, apex obtuse; middle leaves ovate, elliptic or lyrate, 11–23 cm long, lobed; upper leaves lyrate to pinnatisect, 6–25 cm long, 3–5 cm wide, with 1–4 pairs of lobes, the terminal lobe largest, base cuneate into a petioloid base or auriculate; all leaves green above, purplish beneath, glabrous or sparsely hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 4–30 on a long peduncle with one to few bracts; stalks of individual capitula 1–2 cm long; involucre turbinate, 8.5–10 mm long; bracts of calyculus 1–4 mm long; phyllaries 12–14, 8.5–10 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets yellow, 7–10 mm long, expanded in upper part, lobes 0.7–1.4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 4 mm long when immature, glabrous; pappus 6–10 mm long.
Habitat
Moist forest, nearly always among rocks; 0–850 m
Distribution
K7 T3 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Gynura colorata F.G.Davies appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2001 Faulkner, H.G. [2090], Tanzania K000311939
Jan 1, 1997 Faulkner, H.G. [1872], Tanzania K000311940
Sep 5, 1984 Peter, A. [53876], Tanzania K000311935
Jan 1, 1977 Greenway, P.J. [6063], Tanzania K000311932 holotype
Jan 1, 1977 Musyoki, B. [974], Kenya K000311931
Jan 1, 1977 Renvoize, S.A. [1614], Tanzania K000311933
Williams, G.R. [20], Tanzania K000311934
Peter, A. [53873], Tanzania K000311937
Peter, A. [54401], Tanzania K000311938
Peter, A. [54410], Tanzania K000311936
Luke, W.R.Q. [1534B], Tanzania K000311930

First published in Kew Bull. 33: 340 (1978)

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: 929 (1986).
  • F.G.Davies in Kew Bulletin 33: 340 (1978).

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