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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.
Kleinia abyssinica

[FWTA]

Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A glaucous succulent herb with erect stems up to 18 in. high from a tuberous rootstock
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets deep purplish-red in a few large heads with pale involucres.

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Erect or prostrate perennial succulent herb 30–200(–300) cm high, glabrous, with fleshy tuberous or rhizomatous rootstock; stems succulent, to 2.5 cm across near the base, green, glabrous, sometimes glaucous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves succulent, sessile, broadly ovate to elliptic, obovate or oblanceolate, 6–26 cm long, 1–13 cm wide, cuneate to attenuate into a petioloid base, margins entire, often recurving, apex acute to rounded, shortly acuminate-apiculate, glabrous, often glaucous, pale green, usually variously variegated with red or purple and/or with whitish veins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, 1–10 in lax terminal bracteate cymes, nodding in bud, erect in flower; bracts ovate-elliptic to lanceolate; involucre cylindrical or urn-shaped, 15–31 mm long, up to 35 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus obscure or absent; phyllaries 7–15, pale green, often glaucous, 15–31 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets bright red or orange-red, corolla 12.5–28 mm long, glabrous, tube slightly expanded in upper two-thirds, lobes 2–8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 5–9 mm long, glabrous; pappus 8–16.5 mm long.

Native to:

Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Kleinia abyssinica (A.Rich.) A.Berger appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Ash, J. [603], Ethiopia 38808.000
Townsend, C.C. [2445], Kenya 54492.000
Whyte, A. [s.n.], Zambia K000377723

First published in Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 1905: 11 (1905)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Monatsschr. Kakt. 15: 11 (1905).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.Berger in Monatsschr. Kakt. 15: 11 (1905).
  • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Afr.: fig. 521 (1987).
  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 928 (1986).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 38 (1956).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 423, t. 89 (1991).
  • P. Halliday, Noteworthy sp. Kleinia, in Hookers Ic. Pl. 29 (4): 77, t. 3889 (1988).

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