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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Zambia.
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 perennial, 0.6–0.9 m high; roots thick and fleshy; stems fat and soft proximally, with erect branches, branches densely tomentose but glabrescent except in the younger parts, glandular, winged, the wings entire or sparsely denticulate.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves occasionally tinged purplish, narrowly elliptic to linear, 2–12 cm long, 0.2–0.8 cm wide, base decurrent into the wings, margins denticulate, sometimes sparsely so, with ± callose teeth, apex acute, tomentose but glabrescent in older leaves, densely glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Glomerules mauve (rarely white), globose, 10–15 mm in diameter; peduncle 0.5–4 cm long, wingless or proximally with a narrow wing, densely tomentose; receptacle orbicular or broadly obovoid; glomerule bracts hidden except for their apices, the lowermost deflexed against the peduncle, linear, to 5 mm long, acute to apiculate, scarious proximally, foliaceous and pubescent distally; capitula sessile, with 8–11(–15) bracts, these linear to narrowly lanceolate, 3–4 mm long, margins ciliate, apex acuminate or apiculate, distally pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets:outer florets 4–8, tube filiform, 2–2.3 mm long, slightly swollen proximally, lobes < 0.1 mm long,style 2.3–2.5 mm long; inner florets 2–3, tube narrowly infundibuliform, 2–2.4 mm long, sparsely glandular, lobes 0.3–0.5 mm long, sparsely glandular and sometimes pilose, anthers 1.3–1.5 mm long, style 3–3.3 mm long, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes of outer florets cylindrical, 0.7–0.9 mm long, puberulous; of inner florets narrowly obconical and sterile, glabrous.
Figures
Fig. 80.
Habitat
Swamps or seasonally waterlogged depressions; 1000–1400 m
Distribution
K5 T4 T8 U3 U4

Native to:

Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Sphaeranthus chandleri Ross-Craig appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 27, 1952 Chandler, P. [281], Uganda K000274167
Milne-Redhead, E. [10850], Tanzania 965.000
Chandler, P. [281], Uganda K000274164 isotype
Chandler, P. [281], Uganda K000274165 isotype
Chandler, P. [281], Uganda K000274166 Unknown type material

First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 36: 40 (1955)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Lisowski in Flore d'Afrique Centrale Compositae, Inuleae: 220 (1989).
  • Ross-Craig in Hook., Ic. Pl. ser. 5, 6: 40, t. 3507 (1954).
  • Wild in Kirkia 12: 104 (1980).

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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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