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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria, South Sudan to Malawi.
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
Succulent herb, tuberous-rooted; flowering stems erect, 14–30 cm high, glabrous, leafy or bearing only reduced bractiform leaves.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, elliptic, 3–12.5 cm long, 1.2–6 cm wide, margins coarsely and irregularly sinuate-serrate or laciniate, apex obtuse to acute, minutely acuminate-apiculate; reduced bractiform leaves scale-like, reddish-brown, 1.1–2.5 x 0.5–0.7 cm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, 1–3, terminal; involucre 19–21 mm long, ± 15 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 3–4, lanceolate, glabrous, 3–6 mm long; phyllaries 13, glabrous, 19–21 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets vivid scarlet, corolla 17–22 mm long, tube glabrous, expanded in upper half, lobes 1.8–2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 7.5 mm long, glabrous; pappus in flower 17 mm long, in fruit 28.5 mm long.
Habitat
Dry bushland on shale soil; 200–900 m
Distribution
K4 K7 T4/T7 T6

Native to:

Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania

Kleinia schweinfurthii (Oliv. & Hiern) A.Berger appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2002 Teophilo, B. [7595], Kenya K000311657 syntype
Jan 1, 2002 Teophilo, B. [7595], Kenya K000311758 syntype
Schweinfurth, G. [28], Sudan K000377734
Dalziel, J.M. [351], Nigeria K000377736

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 Tropical East Africa

  • A.Berger in Monatsschr. Kakt. 15: 11 (1905).
  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 926 (1986).
  • Chiov., Result. Sci. Miss. Stef.-Paoli, Coll. Bot. 1: 106 (1916).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 37 (1956).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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