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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
An erect slender suffrutex 30–135 cm. tall, from a woody rootstock.
Morphology Stem
Stems annual, 1-several, simple or sometimes branching above, leafy, sericeous-lanate.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ± discolorous, stem-sheathing at the base, mostly 5–16 x 0.4–2 cm., linear-elliptic to narrowly-lanceolate, tapering-acute to somewhat attenuate at the apex, cuneate and subsessile to subauriculate at the base, or narrowing to a winged petiole-like midrib to c. 10 mm. long, before grading into a cylindrical or very narrowly infundibuliform, membranous sericeous sheath up to c. 20 mm. long; margins finely sharply serrate, sometimes remotely so, the serrations becoming linear teeth c. 3 mm. long towards the base of the winged midrib and upper margins of the sheath; upper surface green, glabrous; lower surface greyish araneose-sericeous; main nerves 5–12 on each side of the midrib, prominent beneath; reticulate tertiary venation inconspicuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary and terminal, or 2–4 on short or long stalks.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres mostly 14–20 x 8–14 mm., obconic-campanulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries appressed imbricate, the outer sometimes extending briefly onto the stalk, scarious-coriaceous, tomentellous to glabrescent outside, margins narrowly reddish-tinged hyaline, from c. 3 mm. long and narrowly ovate outside, increasing to c. 18 mm. long and becoming lorate-lanceolate inside; middle phyllaries up to c. 4.5 mm. wide, narrowly ovate and rounded to obtuse at the apex; inner phyllaries narrower.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets numerous; corollas bright- to deep-red, up to c. 18 mm. long with a long slender tube abruptly dilated into a short cylindric, deeply narrowly-lobed limb which exceeds the pappus and involucre, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 7–8.5 mm. long, narrowly cylindric, obscurely narrowly many-ribbed, densely hispid; pappus of copious, subplumose setae, 9–12 mm. long.

Native to:

Zambia, Zaïre

Pleiotaxis rogersii S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Bot. 63: 50 (1925)

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