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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Kenya.
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 or shrub, erect or subscandent and 60–220 cm high; stems fleshy, glabrous, with prominent leaf-scars.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves succulent, obovate, 4.5–8 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, cuneate into a petioloid base, margins entire, apex obtuse, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, numerous in long-stalked terminal corymbs of subumbelliform cymes; involucre cylindrical, 8–10 mm long, ± 2 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 1–2, subulate-lanceolate, 1 mm long; phyllaries 3–4, yellow, 8–10 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets white, corolla 9.5–12.5 mm long, tube glabrous, slightly expanded in upper part, lobes 1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 3.2–4.2 mm long, hairy; pappus 9–18 mm long, white.
Habitat
Overgrazed Acacia-Commiphora bushland or open Acacia bushland on limestone; 350–400 m
Distribution
K1

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Kleinia triantha Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2002 Gillett, J.B. [13391], Kenya K000311854
Bally, P.R.O. [B14551], Kenya K000311853

First published in Fl. Somala 2: 268 (1932)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Chiov., Fl. Somal. 2: 208 (1932).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
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