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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb 0.1–0.3 m high, erect or nearly so, unbranched to much branched; branches winged with narrow entire wings, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves oblanceolate, 3–7 cm long, 0.5–1.5 cm wide, base attenuate and decurrent, margins dentate to almost entire, apex rounded and sometimes apiculate, glabrous, glandular-punctate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Glomerules pink or lilac, axillary to fallen leaves or older leaves and concentrated near the base of the stem, sessile, ellipsoid, 6–12 mm long, 5–7 mm in diameter; peduncles absent; glomerule bracts visible in the proximal half of the glomerule, the others hidden by the florets, broadly ovate becoming obovate distally, 3–5 mm long, to 2.5 mm wide, margins scarious, apex acuminate to almost spinulose in the proximal ones, rounded and apiculate in the more distal ones, glabrous or sparsely puberulous; capitula sessile, with 4 capitulum bracts, the laterals folded, 2.5–3 mm long, scarious, truncate and erose, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets:outer florets 4, tube narrowing from the base and corky, filiform in the distal part and membranous, 1.6–2.1 mm long, glandular, lobes < 0.1 mm long, style 1.6–2.6 mm long, bifid; inner florets 2, tube widening, proximally corky, sparsely glandular, sharply constricted about halfway, 1.6–2 mm long, lobes 0.4–0.7 mm long, sparsely glandular, anthers 1.3–1.5 mm long; style 2.6–2.8 mm long, papillose, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes of the outer florets narrowly ellipsoid, 0.8–1.1 mm long, puberulous, of the inner florets narrowly obconical, 1.2–1.3 mm long, glabrous and often sterile.
Habitat
In seasonally wet sites on hardpan soil within Acacia-Commiphora bushland; 850–1200 m
Distribution
T1 T4 T5 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Sphaeranthus stuhlmannii O.Hoffm. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bidgood, S. [6306], Tanzania K000468119
Bidgood, S. [6298], Tanzania K000468127
Bidgood, S. [6175], Tanzania K000468250

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20: 230 (1894)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • O. Hoffm. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 20: 230 (1894).
  • Robyns in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1924: 192 (1924).
  • Ross-Craig in Hook., Ic. Pl. ser. 5, 6: 75, t. 3520a (1955).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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/
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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0