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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. Tropical Africa.
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 or occasionally escapose herb occurring in dense mats; roots many, thick and almost tuberous, rootstock 1–2 cm diameter at ground level; rosettes variably arachnose at base.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, dark shiny green, ± fleshy, ovate or lanceolate to obovate, rhombic or suborbicular, 2–13 cm long, 1–7.5 cm wide, base cuneate, rounded or cordate, entire to crenate with a few minute spines, or bi–tri-crenate with spinescent teeth, or shallowly irregularly dentate, bidentate, serrate or very deeply toothed (almost lobed), apex ± acute, obtuse or rounded, glabrous to densely hairy and/or arachnose above, densely arachnose and felted beneath; petiole pinkish, somewhat flattened, slightly winged, 1–11 cm long with clasping base sometimes widening to 8 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scapes several to a rosette, pinkish, leafless, slender, erect to 13 cm, swollen or not beneath the solitary capitulum, felted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 1.5–5 cm diameter; involucre 2–3(–4)-seriate; phyllaries linear to narrowly ovate or obovate, 4–12 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, with scarious margins, sparsely to densely hairy; receptacle 3–4 mm diameter, a somewhat hollowed shallow dome with or without erose scales.
Ray
Ray florets 8–16, yellow, spreading, ovate, elliptic or obovate, tubular for approximately 1/9 or more the length of the floret, 1–2.4 cm long, 2–6 mm wide, entire or with 1–3(–4) apical teeth and 4–5(–8) veins, glabrous or with scattered multicellular hairs on outer surface.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets(11–)20–40 per capitulum, yellow, urn-shaped, 3.5–7 mm long, divided into reflexed or spreading lobes for 1/3 of their length, glabrous. Ray florets 8–16, yellow, spreading, ovate, elliptic or obovate, tubular for approximately 1/9 or more the length of the floret, 1–2.4 cm long, 2–6 mm wide, entire or with 1–3(–4) apical teeth and 4–5(–8) veins, glabrous or with scattered multicellular hairs on outer surface.
Disc
Disc florets(11–)20–40 per capitulum, yellow, urn-shaped, 3.5–7 mm long, divided into reflexed or spreading lobes for 1/3 of their length, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes not embedded in receptacle, turbinate or oblong, 3–4-costate, at least 3 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, smooth with minute wrinkles, glabrous; pappus uniseriate, scales 0.5–1 mm long, free in ray florets, partially united in disc florets, 12–15 partite, erect, awl-shaped, ovate, long-acuminate, laciniate, glabrous.
Figures
Fig. 57.
Habitat
Montane grassland and moorland, at higher altitudes in sheltered moist sites, also in upper bamboo region; 2550–4650 m
Distribution
K2 K3 K4 K6 T2 U3

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

Haplocarpha rueppelii Beauverd appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 1, 1978 Cotton, A.D. [44], Tanzania K000307372 Unknown type material
Jul 1, 1978 Galpin, E.E. [7918], Kenya K000307373 Unknown type material
Ash [1008], Ethiopia 35485.000
Ash [1063], Ethiopia 37678.000
Mesfin Tadesse [7221], Ethiopia K000102033
Schimper [1119], Ethiopia K000307374
Schimper [1119], Ethiopia K000307375

First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, sér. 2, 7: 51 (1915)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 486, fig. 423 (1974).
  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 226, t. 95 (1994).
  • Beauverd in Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève ser. 2, 7: 51 (1915).
  • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Afr.: t. 367 (1987).
  • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) 2: 1167 (1960).
  • Lewin in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Beih. 11: 53 (1922), as (Benth. & Hook.) Lewin.
  • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants pp. 247 & 366, t. 5b (1957).

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