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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. & E. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent suberect or more usually straggling to ascending stiff herb or shrub 0.6–5 m high, usually much branched, sometimes forming dense thickets; once reported to have an underground rootstock; stems thick, succulent, glabrous, green, often white-dotted and sometimes with purplish or reddish bands; sap with strong acrid or resinous smell.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves few, near stem apex, or absent at flowering time, succulent, ovate or elliptic, 1.5–4.5 cm long, 0.3–2 cm wide, broadly cuneate to attenuate into petioloid base, margins entire, apex rounded, shortly acuminate-apiculate, short-lived.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, 2–16 in congested terminal subumbelliform cymes; involucre cylindrical, 10–16 mm long, 3–4 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 1–3, lanceolate, 0.5–1.5 mm long; phyllaries 5, greenish, sometimes glaucous, usually tinged with purple or brown at least near the apex, 10–16 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets pink to mauve or purple, rarely white, corolla 14.5–22 mm long, tube glabrous, expanded in upper part, lobes 1.2–1.7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 4–6.5 mm long, hairy; pappus 14–21.5 mm long in flower, 20–32 mm long in fruit.
Habitat
Dry bushland or sub-desert, where it may be thicket-forming; 50–1700 m
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T2 T3 T5 T6 U1

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

Kleinia squarrosa Cufod. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 50: 114 (1943)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 224 (1994).
  • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Afr.: fig. 772 (1987).
  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 925 (1986).
  • Cufod. in Nuov. Giorn. Bot. Ital. n.s. 50: 114 (1943).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0