Nidorella vernonioides Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Djibouti to E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree, 1.5–9 m high, much branched; trunk at base up to 30 cm in diameter, bark brown and rough with many fine ridges; branchlets cylindrical, the ultimate branchlets 3–9 mm in diameter, white-pubescent or puberulous, distally densely leafy and clothed in marcescent leaves.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile or pseudopetiolate, bunched towards distal end of branches, lanceolate, 6–19 cm long, 1–5 cm wide, base gradually cuneate or attenuate but auriculate or sub-auriculate near the stem, margins denticulate to serrate with callose teeth, rarely subentire, apex acute to narrowly acuminate, puberulous or scabridulous above, tomentellous to thinly pubescent beneath, glabrescent, glandular on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 5–9 mm long, several together in hemispherical cymes, which in turn are united into large terminal leafy corymbs; stalks of individual capitula 1–4 mm long, pubescent; phyllaries 20–24, the outermost somewhat smaller than the inner, 3–7.5 mm long, 0.4–1 mm wide, the outermost pubescent; receptacle flat or convex, slightly toothed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Marginal florets yellow, 16–40, tube 1.7–4 mm long, ray erect, 1.3–1.8 mm long, 0.3–0.5 mm wide and rather deeply notched to entire, style 3–5.5 mm long; central florets yellow, 3–11(–19), tube 2.8–4.6 mm long, sparsely pilose and glandular proximally, lobes 0.9–1.2 mm long; anthers 1.8–2 mm long with a triangular appendage; style 4–6.5 mm long, with papillose clavate branches.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes flattened and elliptical to obovoid, 1–2 mm long, pubescent; pappus of many white setae 2.5–5.5 mm long.
Habitat
Bamboo zone, Hagenia-Rapanea zone, Erica-Stoebe zone, in glades and forest margins, in damp sites, on ridge crests or steep slopes; 2300–3600(–3750?) m
Distribution
K3 K4 K5 K6 T2 U2 U3

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
An erect robust bushy herb 5 ft. or more high with hispid stems
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Yellow florets in heads clustered at the ends of leafy branches
Ecology
In montane grassland and woodland margins.

Native to:

Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Nidorella vernonioides Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1993 Fries, R.E. [1332], Kenya Conyza vernonioides subsp. arborea K000311635 Unknown type material No

First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 384 (1848)

Accepted by

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

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0