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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to S. Africa, Saudi Arabia.
Kleinia longiflora

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent herb or shrub, erect or scandent, 120–180 cm high; stems fleshy, glaucous, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves succulent, oblanceolate to broadly obovate-spatulate, 2–8.5 cm long, 1.2–3.5 cm wide, cuneate or attenuate into petioloid base, margins entire, apex rounded to acuminate-apiculate, glabrous, deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, several to many in congested terminal subumbelliform cymose corymbs; stalks of individual capitula stout, erect; involucre cylindrical, 9–12 mm long, 3–4 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 1–3, lanceolate, lax, 2–4 mm long; phyllaries 5–8, 9–11 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets white or cream, corolla 11–14 mm long, tube glabrous, slightly expanded in upper part, lobes 0.8–1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 5–7 mm long, ribbed, hairy, pappus 11–14 mm long.
Habitat
On or between rocks in bushland or wooded grassland area; 900–1900 m
Distribution
not known elsewhere K1 K2 K6 U1

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Saudi Arabia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Kleinia longiflora DC. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Burchell [1679], South Africa K000377711
Burchell [1718], South Africa K000377712 Unknown type material
s.coll. [s.n.] 66830.000
Dinter [3573], Namibia Othonna avasimontana K000306984
Dinter [3510], South Africa Othonna avasimontana K000306985
Jan 1, 2002 Gilbert, M.G. [5466], Kenya Kleinia scottioides K000311834
Jan 1, 2002 Tweedie [2963], Kenya Kleinia scottioides K000311833
Jan 1, 2002 Eggeling, W.J. [E2953], Uganda Kleinia scottioides K000311829
Jan 1, 2002 Liebenberg, L.C.C. [357], Uganda Kleinia scottioides K000311831
Jan 1, 2002 Thomas, A.S. [Th.2212], Uganda Kleinia scottioides K000311830
Aug 1, 2001 Tweedie [3129], Kenya Kleinia scottioides K000311761 holotype
Apr 3, 1987 Bamps, P. [6606], Kenya Kleinia scottioides K000311835
Meyerhoff, E. [112M], Kenya Kleinia scottioides K000311832

First published in Prodr. 6: 337 (1838)

Accepted by

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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