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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Habit not described; herb at least 60 cm high, stems sparsely pilose and winged, the wings dentate, glandular.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves oblanceolate, 1.5–4.5 cm long, 0.5–2 cm wide, base cuneate and decurrent into the wings, margins dentate, apex acute and mucronate, sparsely pilose (especially on midrib and veins) and glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Glomerules probably purplish, terminal, globose, 5–7 mm; peduncle 0.5–1.5 cm long, winged like the stems; receptacle globose; glomerule bracts hidden at anthesis, ovate, 1–1.5 mm long, acuminate; capitula slightly distinct in bud, with ± 6 bracts, these oblanceolate to spatulate, 1.8–2.2 mm long, obtuse or acute, pectinate in upper third, otherwise glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets:outer florets ± 14, filiform, tube 0.7–1.5 mm long, minutely dentate, style 1.3–1.6 mm long; inner florets 3–4, tube infundibuliform to a wide mouth, 1.4–1.8 mm long, lobes 0.3 mm long, anthers 0.9–1 mm long, style 2–2.2 mm long, undivided.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes only seen in very immature stage, ± 0.3 mm long, stipe-like, glabrous.
Habitat
Patchy Acacia-Delonix-Commiphora bushland with dense herb cover, on sites prone to flooding; locally common; ± 100 m
Distribution
K1

Native to:

Kenya

Sphaeranthus gallensis Sacleux appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Notul. Syst. (Paris) 7: 15 (1938)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Sacleux in Not. Syst., Paris 7: 15 (1938).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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