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This species is accepted, and its native range is 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 succulent herb with thick fleshy tubers or rhizomes; stems ± trailing, to 1 cm in diameter, flowering scapes erect, 9–50 cm high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, recurved, succulent, ± glaucous, often tinged with purple, especially beneath, obovate, oblanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 3–11 cm long, 0.5–3 cm wide, cuneate or attenuate into a comparatively wide petioloid base, margins entire, apex obtuse to acute, apiculate, sometimes with recurving margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 1–3, terminal, discoid; involucre cylindrical, 12–21 mm long, 13–20 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus obscure or absent; phyllaries 8–15, red-tinged, 12–21 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets bright red, corolla 12.5–19 mm long, tube glabrous, slightly expanded in upper two-thirds, lobes 1.2–5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 3–4 mm long, glabrous; pappus 9–15 mm long in flower, to 50 mm long in fruit (fide Lisowski).
Figures
Fig. 140 (page 693).
Habitat
Grassland, scattered tree grassland, woodland, open bushland, often in stony sites; 500–1900 m
Distribution
K1 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T5/T6 T7

Native to:

Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Kleinia grantii Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2001 Rohr [365], Ethiopia K000377730
14505.000
Tanzania 16260.000
Kenya 48096.000
Bailes [115], Somalia 53593.000
Hepper, F.N. [H.&J.6875], Kenya 54058.000
Speke, Capt [s.n] K000377726 Unknown type material
Bidgood, S. [6402], Tanzania K000468023
Cole, E. [s.n.] K000377729
Mwangoka, M.A. [4663], Tanzania K000662172
[King] [s.n.], Chile Senecio longipes K000497978
s.coll. [s.n.] Kleinia coccinea 66251.000
s.coll. [s.n.] Kleinia coccinea 66231.000

First published in Bot. Mag. 125: t. 7691 (1899)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 928 (1986).
  • Hook.f. in Bot. Mag. 125: t. 7691 (1899).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 421 (1991).
  • P. Halliday, Noteworthy sp. Kleinia, in Hookers Ic. Pl. 29 (4): 87, t. 3891 (1988).

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