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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea 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 scapose herb with a woody rootstock, occurring in dense mats.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves elliptic or obovate in outline, 4–7 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, shallowly to deeply pinnatifid; lobes ovate-oblong, irregularly toothed and apiculate, very sparsely arachnose and multicellular-hairy above, felted beneath; petiole 2–4.2 cm long, ± flat, widening to clasping base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Scape up to 4 cm long bearing one capitulum; capitula 0.5–1(–2.5) cm diameter; involucre 3-seriate; phyllaries spatulate, lanceolate or ovate, 5–6 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, the inner phyllaries with scarious margins, often stained purple; all phyllaries densely arachnose on outer surface, glabrous within; receptacle fringed by scales resembling those of the pappus.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets (4–)8–12, yellow, spreading, obovate, tubular for 1/3 of their length, with 2–3 apical teeth and 4 veins, 3–5 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide; outer surface of floret arachnose. Disc florets 8–15, urn-shaped, yellow, 3–3.5 mm long, divided into lobes for 1/3 or more of the floret length, lobes reflexed or spreading, base of widest part of floret with long arachnose hairs, tube of floret shortly hairy.
Ray
Ray florets (4–)8–12, yellow, spreading, obovate, tubular for 1/3 of their length, with 2–3 apical teeth and 4 veins, 3–5 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide; outer surface of floret arachnose.
Disc
Disc florets 8–15, urn-shaped, yellow, 3–3.5 mm long, divided into lobes for 1/3 or more of the floret length, lobes reflexed or spreading, base of widest part of floret with long arachnose hairs, tube of floret shortly hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes turbinate, 2–3 mm long, 1.2–2 mm wide, 4–5-costate, transversely rugose, glabrous; pappus partially united, reflexed, and falling as achenes develop, scales ovate, up to 0.5 mm long, long-acuminate, laciniate.
Habitat
Moist sites in Podocarpus forest glades and forest margins; 2100–3000 m
Distribution
K3 K4 T2

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

Haplocarpha schimperi Beauverd appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schimper [1176], Ethiopia K000307376
Schimper [1087], Ethiopia K000307377
Schimper [1176], Ethiopia K000307379
Ethiopia K000307380
Schimper [1087], Ethiopia K000307378

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 (1974).
  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 226 (1994).
  • Beauverd in Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève ser. 2, 7: 51 (1915).
  • 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.) Beauverd.

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