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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Sudan and Namibia.
Sphaeranthus flexuosus

[FWTA]

Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A much-branched softly tomentose annual herb
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers purple, in heads 1/4-1/3 in. across.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Sphaeranthus flexuosus O.Hoffm. ex De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 12, 1951 Brown, A.J. [84559], Sudan K000274132 Unknown type material
Verdick, E. [107] K000274131 Unknown type material
Jul 10, 1952 Johnston, H.H. [s.n.], Angola Sphaeranthus humilis K000274194
Jul 10, 1952 Newton, F. [s.n.], Angola Sphaeranthus humilis K000274195 Unknown type material
Baum, H. [184], Angola Sphaeranthus humilis K000274193

First published in Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 4, 1(3): x (1903)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Ross-Craig in Hook. Ic. Pl., ser. 5, 6: 34, t. 3505B.
  • in Ann. Mus. Congo, sér. 4, p. x (1903)

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