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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.
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
Herb to 0.6 m tall, with ascending branches; branches pilose with crisped hairs and with entire or denticulate wings.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves lanceolate, 2.5–6 cm long, 0.5–1.4 cm wide, base narrowing and decurrent, margins serrulate, apex acute, pilose especially on midrib and margins, glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Glomerules mauve, terminal, globose, 10–12 mm in diameter; peduncle 1–3 cm long, narrowly winged, densely pilose; receptacle globose to broadly ovoid; glomerule bracts at length hidden but for the apices, but in younger stages with the lowermost visible, lanceolate, 3–5 mm long, pectinate-ciliate distally, acuminate, distally puberulous; capitula numerous, sessile, with 3 bracts, these linear, ± 3 mm long, scarious and puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets:outer florets 6, tube 2–2.7 mm long, corky proximally, slightly widened at the lobes, lobes 0.1 mm long, style 2.4–3 mm long; inner florets 1, tube tapered proximallybut becoming cylindrical and corky, 1.9–2 mm long, lobes 0.2–0.4 mm long, setose, glandular, anthers 1.1–1.3 mm long, style 2.6–2.7 mm long, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes of outer florets ovoid, 0.5–0.6 mm long, puberulous, of inner florets ± 0.6 mm long, sterile and glabrous.
Habitat
Swamp or on black cotton soil; 350–1500 m
Distribution
not known elsewhere T2 T3

Native to:

Tanzania

Sphaeranthus greenwayi Ross-Craig appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 29, 1952 Greeway, P.J. [4072], Tanzania K000274171 Unknown type material

First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 36: 50 (1955)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Ross-Craig in Hook., Ic. Pl. ser. 5, 6: 50, t. 3510 (1955).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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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