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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Prov.
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 scapose herb; tap-root woody, over 1 cm diameter.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subpetiolate, linear to elliptic, broadly ovate or obovate, 6–30 cm long, 1.5–7 cm wide, decurrent or tapering into petiole, base clasping, entire, sinuate or crenate, occasionally irregularly toothed in lower half, or with remote large shallow teeth, acute to obtuse or rounded, glabrous or hairy or arachnose and hairy above, rough in texture, densely white-felted beneath; petiole 1.2–11 cm long, flat, ± winged, widening at base (up to 2 cm wide) and clasping, or leaf subsessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Scape leafless, 14.5–44 cm long, variably hairy, usually bearing one capitulum but very rarely branched; capitula 2–6 cm diameter; involucre 3–4-seriate; phyllaries ovate, oblong or lanceolate, 3.5–11 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, acute or obtuse, ± erose, with scarious margins, central zone veined, arachnose or hairy, the inner often glabrous; receptacle a shallow dome, pitted, walls of pits irregular, shallow but occasionally produced into larger teeth.
Ray
Ray florets 15–30, yellow, staminodes present, linear or obovate tapering to a narrow tube which is approximately 1/9 the length of the floret, 6–23 mm long, 1.5–3.5 mm wide, apical teeth 2–3, veins 3–4(–7), outer surface of florets with few to many dark or golden setae.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets 100–160, orange, funnel-shaped, 4–6 mm long, 1–1.25 mm wide, sparsely hairy, divided into spreading to reflexed lobes for approximately 1/4 of the floret-length. Ray florets 15–30, yellow, staminodes present, linear or obovate tapering to a narrow tube which is approximately 1/9 the length of the floret, 6–23 mm long, 1.5–3.5 mm wide, apical teeth 2–3, veins 3–4(–7), outer surface of florets with few to many dark or golden setae.
Disc
Disc florets 100–160, orange, funnel-shaped, 4–6 mm long, 1–1.25 mm wide, sparsely hairy, divided into spreading to reflexed lobes for approximately 1/4 of the floret-length.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achene turbinate, at least 2 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, 5-costate, short to long silky-hairy, hairs originating at base of achene and concealing it, up to 3.5 mm long, otherwise achene smooth, glabrous; pappus biseriate of 9–23 erect, awl-shaped to ovate, long-acuminate, entire, golden-brown shining scales, the inner series with excurrent midrib 5 mm long, the outer (oblong) series rounded at the apex, 2 mm long.
Habitat
Grassland, usually subject to burning, occasionally in scattered tree grassland or Brachystegia woodland; 1550–2700 m
Distribution
T4 T7

Native to:

Cape Provinces

Haplocarpha lanata Less. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bowie K000102032
Zeyher [966], South Africa K000307368

First published in Linnaea 6: 90 (1831)

Accepted by

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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