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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to South Sudan and 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
Erect perennial herb, with several to many erect stems from a woody rootstock or burned old stems, 30–90 cm tall; may flower when almost leafless; stems erect or (fide Haarer) twining clockwise around old growth; stems sparsely branched, ribbed, scabrid and glandular.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves not aromatic, sessile, linear to narrowly ovate, 0.5–4(–7) cm long, 0.1–1.4 cm wide (but usually very narrow), rounded to subcordate at the base, with entire often revolute margins, acute to mucronate at the apex, scabridulous and sparsely glandular to almost glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 3–5 mm long, 2–8 together in subglobose cymes, the cymes solitary or in lax leafy corymbs; stalks of individual capitula 0.5–6 mm long; phyllaries lanceolate, 1.5–4 mm long and 0.6–0.9 mm wide, with scarious laciniate margins, the apex laciniate to acuminate, pilose and glandular; receptacle toroid, spinulose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Marginal florets yellow, 30–40, tube 1.4–1.7 mm long, lobes 4–5, 0.2–0.3 mm long, style 2–2.1 mm long, with short obtuse arms; disc florets yellow, 22–40, tube 2.1–2.5 mm long, glandular, lobes 0.5–0.7 mm long, glandular; anthers 1–1.3 mm long with triangular appendages; style 2.3–2.8 mm long, with short rather wide pilose arms 0.4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes ellipsoid, 0.8–1.2 mm long, pubescent; pappus of 15–25 white barbellate to subplumose setae 2–2.2 mm long, as long as the marginal florets.
Figures
Fig. 103.
Habitat
Grassland, bushed grassland, wooded grassland, woodland, especially where regular burning occurs; may be locally common; 1350–2500 m
Distribution
K2 K3 K5 T1 T4 T7 U1 U2

[FWTA]

Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A perennial herb 1-2 ft. high with slender flexuous, sometimes almost leafless, branches from a woody stock
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flower-heads rather few in terminal clusters
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts green.

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Nidorella spartioides (O.Hoffm.) Cronquist appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2007 Luke, W.R.Q. [11631], Tanzania K000197178
Jan 1, 1968 Bullock, A.A. [1849], Tanzania K000273827
Jan 1, 1968 Brunt, M.A. [282], Cameroon K000051952
Kassner, T. [2320], Congo K000273824
Haarer, A.E. [2247], Tanzania K000273826 holotype
Maitland, T.D. [1472], Cameroon K000051953
Maitland, T.D. [1472], Cameroon K000051954
Mwangoka, M.A. [4093], Tanzania K000614924
Hepper, F.N. [2119], Cameroon K000051951

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 22: 310 (1952)

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: 205, t. 83 (1994).
  • Cronq. in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 22: 310 (1952).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 106, fig. 27 (1991).
  • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 580, fig. 177/2 (1985).
  • Wild in Bol. Soc. Brot. ser. 2, 43: 231 (1969)
  • Wild in Kirkia 10: 71, fig. 18 (1975).

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