Genus:
Kleinia Jacq.

Kleinia pendula DC.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to Kenya, Arabian Peninsula.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb; stem 12–15 cm long, 1–1.5 cm in diameter, prostrate, creeping and rooting at the nodes, or pendulous from cliffs, succulent, green with white dots and darker lines, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves scale-like, 3–9 mm long, shrivelling quickly.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, solitary or rarely 2 together, terminal on erect 4–21 cm long green scapes; bracts small, filiform; involucre 15–20 mm long, 12–14 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus obscure or absent; phyllaries 8–13, green with reddish margins, 15–20 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets red, corolla 15–26 mm long, tube puberulous, slightly expanded in upper two-thirds, lobes ± 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 2.5–5 mm long, ribbed, hairy; pappus 15–23 mm long.
Habitat
Grassland on rocky slope; 800–1250 m
Distribution
K1

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen

Kleinia pendula DC. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Radcliffe-Smith, A. [4443], Yemen 53595.000
Hale, A.J., Kenya 53596.000
Chaudhary, S. [s.n.], Saudi Arabia 53599.000
Bailes [190], Somalia 54497.000
Cole, E. [s.n.], Somalia K000377732
Lort Phillips, E. [s.n.], Somalia K000377733
s.coll. [s.n.] 66829.000

First published in Prodr. 6: 339 (1838)

Accepted by

  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 927 (1986).
  • DC., Prodr. 6: 339 (1838).
  • P. Halliday, Noteworthy sp. Kleinia, in Hookers Ic. Pl. 29 (4): 47, t. 3883 (1988).

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