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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.
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
Woody herb 100–150 cm tall, erect; rootstock woody; stems winged.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves somewhat succulent, sessile, elliptic or slightly obovate, 4–10 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, cuneate-attenuate into a petioloid base, margins entire, apex obtuse, minutely apiculate, glabrous, somewhat 3-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, numerous in dense compound corymbs, the ultimate units ± umbelliform, bracteate, stalked, the bract-axils lanate; stalks of the individual capitula 7–17 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucre cylindrical, green, 8–14 mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide, glabrous; phyllaries 3(–4), green, spreading, obtuse and slightly bearded on the margins at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets 3–4, white, cream to orangish, exserted and exceeding the pappus at anthesis.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes ellipsoid-cylindrical, 6–6.5 mm long, 3 mm wide, obtusely ribbed, swollen, shortly pubescent, glabrescent; pappus white, 8 mm long in flower, 12–20 mm long in fruit.
Habitat
Pyrophyte in upland grassland, Protea bushland and open sites in light woodland, old cultivations; 1400–2150 m
Distribution
T7

Native to:

Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Lopholaena trianthema (O.Hoffm.) B.L.Burtt appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2007 Luke, W.R.Q. [11643], Tanzania K000197179
May 1, 1973 Götze, W. [1352], Tanzania K000307179

First published in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 34: 85 (1975)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • B.L.Burtt in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 34: 85 (1975).
  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 932 (1986).
  • Cribb & Leedal, Mount. Flow. S. Tanz.: 161, t. 44b (1982).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 436 (1991).

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