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This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to Namibia.

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

Morphology General Habit
An erect silvery-grey suffrutex 20–60 cm. tall, from a woody rootstock with thong-like roots.
Morphology Stem
Stems annual, 1-many, usually simple, leafy with leaves crowded on the lower stem, usually leafless near the apex, densely greyish araneose-lanate.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ± discolorous, bullate, sessile, not or hardly stem-sheathing at the base, mostly 5–15 x 2–5 cm., elliptic, acute at the apex, not or slightly narrowing below to a semi-amplexicaul subauriculate base; margins erose-serrulate, sometimes obscurely so; finely silvery-grey araneose-lanate on both surfaces, more densely so and paler beneath; main nerves 12–15 on each side of the midrib, impressed on the upper surface and prominent beneath, venation prominently reticulate beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula large, usually solitary and terminal on the stem, borne well above the foliage on long stout, densely grey or fulvous araneose-lanate stalks.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres mostly 25–30 x 20–25 mm., spreading to c. 50 mm. wide, turbinate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries numerous, stiffly subcoriaceous, at first appressed-imbricate soon loosely spreading, sparsely felted-lanate, margins narrowly hyaline glabrous, sometimes lacerate or shallowly torn about the apex, the lowermost sometimes extending briefly onto the capitulum stalk, from 4 mm. long and narrowly triangular outside, increasing to c. 25 mm. long becoming linear inside; middle phyllaries up to c. 7 mm. wide and lorate-lanceolate, inner phyllaries narrower.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets numerous; corollas brilliant- to pale-red, up to c. 30 mm. long with a long slender tube abruptly dilated into a short cylindric deeply lobed limb which exceeds the pappus and involucre, glabrous; corolla lobes 6–7 mm. long, linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes c. 9 mm. long, narrowly cylindric, obscurely many-ribbed, densely appressed hispid; pappus of copious subplumose-barbellate setae c. 16 mm. long.

Native to:

Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Zaïre

Pleiotaxis antunesii O.Hoffm. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 539 (1893)

Accepted by

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

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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