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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.
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
Shrub to 1 m.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, fleshy, slightly obovate, 2–7 cm long, 1–5 cm wide, broadly cuneate towards the subamplexicaul slightly decurrent base, margins entire and slightly thickened, apex obtuse or rounded, glabrous, faintly 3-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary, terminal; stalks of the individual capitula 13–15 mm long, slightly expanded below the capitulum.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucres broadly cylindrical, 13–15 mm long, 7–10 mm wide; phyllaries 5–6, oblong, broadly to narrowly triangular, ciliate near apex, with curious double margins, the inner wide and membranous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets 25–30, ± 18 mm long, white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes to 6 mm long and 3 mm in diameter, with faint ribs, villous; pappus white, ± 18 mm long.
Habitat
Rocky slope; 2900 m
Distribution
known from only the type T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Lopholaena ussanguensis S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Götze [1257], Tanzania K000307178 isotype

First published in J. Bot. 67: 275 (1929)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 155 (1949).
  • S.Moore in Journal of Botany 67: 275 (1929).

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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