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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.
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 herb, somewhat woody, 1–2 m tall; stems few-branched, thickly white-tomentose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile; blade ovate-lanceolate, 6–13 cm long, 2–3.5 cm wide, rounded-cuneate into a short petioloid basally slightly expanded shortly sheathing base, serrulate, acute, apiculate, rugose-bullate, green and glabrescent above, persistently araneose-tomentose beneath, 18–22-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal, 1–4 on rather long stalks; involucre obconic to broadly campanulate, 20–25 mm long; phyllaries ± 45, 5–6-seriate, rather rigid, outer ovate, median oblong, innermost narrowly oblong or lanceolate-oblong, all apically narrowed and ± obtuse, glabrous, the outer with a dark central line, the inner with ± crenate pink-margined apices, the longest 18–21 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets ± 60; corolla carmine red, 18.5–21 mm long, lobes oblong-lanceolate, 4.5–5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes ± 9.5 mm long, strongly 5-ribbed, ascending-pilose; pappus pale stramineous, 11.5–14 mm long.
Habitat
Grassland or degraded woodland; 750–1600 m
Distribution
T4 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Pleiotaxis gombensis C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Pirozynski, P.A. [615], Tanzania K000252298 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.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 21: 195, fig. 6 (1967).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0