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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[KBu]

Beentje, H., & Tadesse, M. (2004). A New Species of Emilia (Compositae: Senecioneae) from Western Tanzania. Kew Bulletin, 59(2), 325-326. doi:10.2307/4115872

Conservation
Rare endemic; the two collecting sites are very close to each other (within 5 km), but the habitat stretches for a considerable distance along Lake Tanganyika. According to the collectors the woodland is in good state, without much disturbance. Vulnerable (VU-D2)
Distribution
Tanzania, T. 4; not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Brachystegia woodland on sandy soil; 850 - 950 m.
Morphology General Habit
Annual herb 8 - 20 cm tall, with basal leaf rosette and 1 - 5 flowering stems; stems erect or semi-erect, little branched, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, the lower broadly elliptic, 10 - 27 mm long, 10 - 18 mm wide, base rounded but cuneate into a 2 mm petiole at the extreme base, margins entire or minutely undulate, apex rounded with a tiny obtuse mucro; upper leaves very few, more narrowly elliptic and smaller; all leaves subglabrous with some minute hairs on midrib and margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets white, 8 - 11 in number; a few of the outer flowers slightly zygomorphic with the two abaxial lobes larger, tube 1.5 - 1.9 mm long, lobes (two outer) 1.7 - 2.1 mm long, (three inner) 1 - 1.4 mm long; actinomorphic outer florets and inner florets with corolla tube 1.6- 2.1 mm long, lobes 1 - 1.4 mm long, glabrous; style arms 0.3 mm long, with papillose appendages 0.2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes ± 2.1 mm long, setulose on the ± 12 ribs; pappus sparse, 1 - 1.5 mm long, subplumose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 1 - few in lax long-stalked terminal cymes, discoid; peduncle of the individual capitula slender, glabrous; involucre cylindrical, sometimes slightly swollen at the base, 4 - 5 mm long, 2 - 2.5 mm in diameter; phyllaries 5 - 6, 4 - 5 mm long, connate for much of their length, puberulous in upper half or glabrous except for the minutely penicellate apex
Type
Tanzania, Nkansi Distr., 45 km on Namanyere - Karonga road, Bidgood, Mbago & Vollesen 2656 (K!, holotypus, DSM, isotypus).

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb 8–20 cm tall, with basal leaf rosette and 1–5 flowering stems; stems erect or semi-erect, little branched, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, the lower broadly elliptic, 1–2.7 cm long, 1–1.8 cm wide, base rounded but near the very base cuneate into a 2 mm petiole, margins entire or minutely undulate, apex rounded with a tiny obtuse mucro; upper leaves very few, more narrowly elliptic and smaller, semi-amplexicaul at base; all leaves subglabrous with some minute hairs on midrib and margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 1–few in lax long-stalked terminal cymes, discoid but with the external flowers slightly zygomorphic; stalks of the individual capitula slender, glabrous; involucre cylindrical, sometimes slightly swollen at the base, 4–5 mm long, 2–2.5 mm in diameter; phyllaries 5–6, 4–5 mm long, connate for much of their length, puberulous in upper half or glabrous except for the minutely penicillate apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets white; corolla tube 1.6–2.5 mm long, lobes 1–1.4 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes to 2.1 mm long, setulose on the ribs; pappus sparse, 1–1.5 mm long, subplumose.
Figures
Fig. 124 (page 597).
Habitat
Brachystegia woodland on sandy soil; 850–950 m
Distribution
not known elsewhere T4

Native to:

Tanzania

Emilia mbagoi Beentje & Mesfin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2001 Biggood, S. [3815], Tanzania K000306809
Biggood, S. [2656], Tanzania K000306808 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 59: 325 (2004)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Kew Bulletin

  • IUCN (2001). IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria: Version 3.1. IUCN Species Survival Commission. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, U.K.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Beentje & Mesfin in Kew Bulletin 59, 2: 325 (2004).

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