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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius.
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
Annual or biennial herb, becoming slightly woody at the base, erect, simple or branched, 0.2–1 m high; taproot straight and slender; stems and branches tomentellous, winged with entire pubescent wings 0.5–2 mm wide.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves grey-green, oblong to spatulate, sessile, 1–4.5 cm long, 0.2–0.9 cm wide (to 7 by 1.8 cm for basal leaves in Madagascar), base decurrent into stem wings, margin entire or irregularly denticulate, apex obtuse or rounded, pubescent and sometimes scabridulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 2–5 mm long, grouped 5–12 in dense glomerules of 8–10 mm across, axillary and sessile to distal leaves or terminal and sessile, the whole forming a lax leafy panicle; receptacle subglobose, with aristate and plumose paleae 2.5–3 mm long; phyllaries pale green, 2–3-seriate, lanceolate, the innermost longer and more linear, to 2–3.2 mm long, ciliate and pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Outer florets white, many, female, filiform, 1.6–2 mm long, minutely 2–3-dentate distally; style shortly bifid, 1.8–2.5 mm long; inner florets dull dark red or dull purple, 2–4, narrowly infundibuliform, tube 1.7–1.9 mm long, glabrous, lobes 0.2–0.4 mm long, pilose and glandular beneath; anthers 1–1.2 mm long, briefly sagittate and with short distal appendages; style 2.3–2.7 mm long with ?connate arms.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes cylindrical, often compressed, 0.8–1 mm long, slightly 4-ribbed, but often sterile and stipe-like in inner florets, puberulous; pappus of white barbellate bristles, ± 2.5 mm long.
Figures
Fig. 81 (page 392).
Habitat
Roadsides, weed in cultivation; on sandy or stony soils, may be locally common; 100–1000 m
Distribution
T6 T8

Native to:

Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Neojeffreya decurrens (L.) Cabrera appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2008 Ezrom, P. et al. [69], Tanzania K000612541
Bojer [s.n.], Madagascar K000274208

First published in Hickenia 1: 160 (1978)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Cabrera in Hickenia 1(30): 160 (1978).
  • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 37, t. 6 (1989).

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