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This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to S. Africa.
Haplocarpha scaposa

[FZ]

Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scapes 1–4 from the rootcrown, up to c. 75 cm. tall, stout, white-araneose and also with scattered patent soft reddish-purple pilose hairs to c. 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres 12–25 x 8–13 mm., broadly cupuliform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries many-seriate, margins scarious-hyaline; outer phyllaries 4–6 mm. long, ± expanded in the apical half, or linear; the middle phyllaries 7–9 x 2–3.5 mm., oblong-lanceolate, rounded at the apex; the innermost to c. 12 x 1.5–2 mm., strap-shaped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Rays yellow, usually erect, 10–21 x 1.5–2.8 mm.; achenes 1.5–1.8 mm. long, turbinate, obscurely c. 8-ribbed, glabrous except for a basal coma of copious hairs longer than the achene; pappus c. 2-seriate, of c. 8 delicate overlapping narrowly lanceolate inner scales to c. 5 mm. long, and a few smaller outer scales. Disk-florets with yellow corollas c. 5.5 mm. long, achenes and pappus similar to those of the ray-florets.
Ray
Rays yellow, usually erect, 10–21 x 1.5–2.8 mm.; achenes 1.5–1.8 mm. long, turbinate, obscurely c. 8-ribbed, glabrous except for a basal coma of copious hairs longer than the achene; pappus c. 2-seriate, of c. 8 delicate overlapping narrowly lanceolate inner scales to c. 5 mm. long, and a few smaller outer scales.
Disc
Disk-florets with yellow corollas c. 5.5 mm. long, achenes and pappus similar to those of the ray-florets.
Morphology General Habit
A scapose perennial herb from a woody rootstock or rhizome; roots numerous thong-like.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to c. 12, rosulate suberect, mostly 5–20 x 1.5–6 cm. exceptionally to c. 30 cm. long, or 10 cm. wide, elliptic to oblanceolate, sometimes elongate-subspathulate narrowing from about the middle into a linear petiole-like base, apex obtuse to somewhat rounded, margins entire to sinuate-dentate, midrib composed of 5–7 distinct veins running parallel to diverge in pairs at ± regular intervals, each curving to the leaf apex, subprominent on both surfaces; upper surface finely pilose, lower surface densely white-felted.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Haplocarpha scaposa Harv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000307362 Unknown type material
Burchell [3026], South Africa K000307365
Burchell [4738], South Africa K000307366 Unknown type material
Schlechter, F.R.R. [3666], South Africa K000323094 isotype
MacOwan, P. [s.n.], South Africa K000307363 Unknown type material
Burchell [3186], South Africa K000307364

First published in Fl. Cap. 3: 465 (1865)

Accepted by

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

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