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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
An erect suffrutex to c. 80 cm. tall, from a woody rootstock.
Morphology Stem
Stems annual, usually solitary, simple, leafy except for the apical part, somewhat compressed-angular, thinly araneose-lanate.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves concolorous, membranous, sessile, not stem-sheathing at the base, mostly 11–25 x 2–9 cm., oblong-elliptic, acute at the apex, cuneate or rounded subauriculate below, ± stem-clasping, margin coarsely sharply serrate; very sparsely finely araneose-lanate on both surfaces, or glabrescent; main nerves 9–17 on each side of the midrib, prominent beneath, veins usually faintly loosely reticulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Synflorescence
Synflorescence cylindric subpaniculate, 11–25-capitulate; capitula 1–4 on short branches from bract axils, capitula stalks 1–50 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres mostly 15–23 x 4–7 mm., hardly spreading, narrowly cylindric.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries dark-purple, appressed imbricate, rarely extending onto the stalk, scarious-membranous, margins obscurely narrowly hyaline, sparsely araneose soon glabrescent, from c. 3 mm. long and triangular-ovate outside, increasing to c. 22 mm. long becoming linear inside; middle phyllaries up to c. 4 mm. wide and oblong-ovate, inner phyllaries narrower.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets many; corollas yellowish-white, up to c. 20 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 c. 4 mm. long, linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes to c. 8 mm. long, narrowly cylindric, densely appressed hispid; pappus of copious fine barbellate setae c. 13 mm. long.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Herb ± 1 m tall; stems solitary, erect, leafy in lower part, tomentose, glabrescent, sparsely short-setulose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, lanceolate or ovate to elliptic, 15–25 cm long, 2–9 cm wide, rounded or narrowed towards the ± expanded subauriculate semi-amplexicaul base, serrate, acute, green, thinly araneose and glabrescent on both surfaces, sometimes setose above; becoming smaller towards the upper part of the stem.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula rather numerous in narrow terminal strictly-branching thyrses, shortly to moderately pedunculate in Groups of 2–5 on short lateral branches; involucre cylindrical, brown, 18–25 mm long; phyllaries ± 25, 5–6-seriate, ovate to oblong with the innermost narrower, acute to obtuse with darker minutely fimbriate apices, glabrescent, the longest 16–20 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets ± 10; corolla white or cream, 15.5–20 mm long, lobes 4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 7–8 mm long, pilose; pappus white, 12–13 mm long.
Habitat
Granitic outcrops in deciduous woodland; ?1000 m
Distribution
adjacent part of Zambia T4

Native to:

Tanzania, Zambia

Pleiotaxis oxylepis C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 21: 197 (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 21:197, fig. 8 (1967).
  • G.V. Pope in Flora Zambesiaca 6: 18 (1992).

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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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