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This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to Angola.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
An erect tomentose suffrutex, 30–90 cm. tall, from a woody rootstock.
Morphology Stem
Stems annual, becoming woody at the base, 1-several, simple below and sparingly branched near the apex, leafy throughout, tawny sericeous-lanate in upper part, whitish araneose-lanate below.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves discolorous, markedly bullate, briefly stem-sheathing at the base, mostly 3–6 x 1–2 cm., oblong-lanceolate, obtuse at apex, subauriculate below, from a membranous sericeous-lanate stem-sheath ± as long as wide; margins erose-serrulate; upper surface grey-green, thinly lanate-pubescent, under surface densely tawny or greyish araneose-sericeous; main nerves 11–16 on each side of the midrib, tertiary venation reticulate, venation impressed on upper surface and prominent beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula many, 1–2 on each branch, subsidiary heads at first subsessile in leaf or bract axils, stalks to c. 6 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres mostly 12–15 x 7–10 mm., spreading to c. 15 mm. wide, narrowly cylindric-campanulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries appressed imbricate, chartaceous, margins purple-tinged hyaline, obtuse to attenuate-acute at the apex, tawny araneose-lanate, the indumentum usually obscuring the surface, from c. 1.5 mm. long and narrowly triangular outside, increasing to c. 14 mm. long becoming very narrowly lanceolate inside; middle phyllaries up to c. 2.5 mm. wide, lanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets numerous; corollas bright- to deep-red, up to c. 16 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 linear, eventually recurved or spreading to expose the anther tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes c. 5 mm. long (immature), narrowly subfusiform-cylindric, stramineous strigose-hispid; pappus of copious barbellate setae 9–11 mm. long.

Native to:

Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

Pleiotaxis fulva Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milne-Redhead, E. [970] K000252301 holotype

First published in Cat. Afr. Pl. 1: 611 (1898)

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
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/
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