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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

Morphology General Habit
An erect suffrutex, to c. 1 m. tall, from a ?woody rootstock.
Morphology Stem
Stems annual, 1-several, sericeous-lanate, sparsely branched and leafy near the apex, simple and leafless below, becoming woody.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile discolorous, markedly bullate, briefly stem-sheathing at the base, mostly 4.5–19 x 0.4–0.7 cm., linear; acute at the apex, semi-amplexicaul and subauriculate below from a short membranous, sericeous-lanate sheath ± as long as wide; margins revolute, serrate; upper surface bullate and ± sparsely lanate-pubescent, under surface densely greyish or brownish araneose-sericeous; main nerves usually more than 20 on each side of the midrib, impressed on the upper surface and prominent beneath, venation reticulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula many, usually terminal on branches with 2–3 subsidiary capitula in axils below, on short or long stalks.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres mostly 20–25 x 15–20 mm., obconic-campanulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries green often purple-tinged, appressed imbricate, thinly coriaceous, glabrous outside, margins hyaline often purple-tinged, from 2 mm. long and ovate outside increasing to c. 23 mm. long and becoming narrowly lorate inside; middle phyllaries to c. 3.5 mm. wide, ovate-oblong, rounded at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corollas red, up to c. 24 mm. long, with a long slender tube abruptly dilated into a short cylindric deeply narrowly lobed limb which exceeds the pappus and involucre, glabrous; corolla lobes up to c. 6 mm. long, linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes ?6–10 mm. long, narrowly-cylindric, obscurely many-ribbed, densely appressed hispid; pappus of copious barbellate setae to c. 15 mm. long.

Native to:

Zambia

Pleiotaxis angusterugosa C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gilges, W. [398] K000252304 isotype

First published in Kew Bull. 21: 195 (1967)

Accepted by

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

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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