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

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Beentje, H.J. & Hind, D.J.N. 2010. Oliganthes anjanaribensis, a new species of Compositae: Vernonieae from Madagascar. Kew Bulletin 65: 311. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-010-9215-2

Conservation
No indications on population size or threats to the area, which is not very well collected; the conservation status will have to remain Data Deficient (DD) until more information is gathered.
Distribution
Madagascar.
Ecology
Moist ‘plateau’ forest; 875 m.
Morphology General Habit
Shrub to 4 m high; stem tomentellous with long golden brown curly hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, elliptic, 4 – 9.5 × 1 – 2.2 cm, base cuneate to obtuse, margins entire, apex obtuse to rounded (rarely slightly emarginate), midrib tomentellous on lower surface, midrib on upper surface and veins with sparse hairs, otherwise glabrous, densely glandular-punctate on both surfaces; petiole 3 – 5 (– 10) mm long, tomentellous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets ± 20 per capitulum, partly exserted; corolla whitish, 10 – 11 mm long, tube narrowly cylindric and slightly widening in upper 1.5 mm, 8.5 mm long, glabrous; lobes triangular, 1.5 × 0.5 mm, glabrous; filaments 3 mm long, anthers 3 – 4 mm long, basal tail 0.2 mm long, apical appendage ovate-triangular, 0.5 mm; style ± 10 mm long, style base glabrous, with prominent nectary, style arms 0.7 – 1.4 mm long, slightly hairy, hairs with acute apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes narrowly obovoid or ellipsoid, (4 –) 5 – 5.5 × 1.2 – 1.4 mm, 10 – 11-ribbed, with glands between ribs, otherwise glabrous; pappus rapidly and easily caducous, copious, fawn straw-coloured, 7 mm long, slightly flattened, barbellate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence at branching points, of several (6?) subsessile capitula, axes 1 – 2 mm long and tomentellous; capitula discoid, homogenous, obconical (widest near apex), involucre obconical, 12 – 15 mm long, ± 6 mm in diameter, phyllaries in several series, ovate, 3.5 – 10 mm long, acute with black and thickened apex and spiny mucro, outermost small and pubescent, inner longer and glabrous
Note
In the key to the Flore de Madagascar this keys easily to 1’, 5’, and 8; from Oliganthestsimihetorum it can be separated as follows:
Type
Madagascar, AndapaFivondronona, Anjanaribe-Sud Special Reserve, 3 km SE of old village of Mandritsarahely on path to Ranomafana, 5 April 1995, Ravelonarivo & Rabesonina 747 (holotypusK!; isotypi MO!, TAN!).

Native to:

Madagascar

Oliganthes anjanaribensis Beentje & D.J.N.Hind appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Ravelonarivo, D. [747], Madagascar K000614890 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 65: 311 (2010)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Kew Bulletin

  • Humbert, H. (1960). Flore de Madagascar et des Comores. 189efamille, Composées, tome I. Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Pruski, J. (1996). Compositae of the Guayana Highland: X. Reduction of Pollalesta to Piptocoma (Vernonieae: Piptocarphinae) and Consequent Nomenclatural Adjustments. Novon 6: 96 – 102.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  • ____ (1962). Flore de Madagascar et des Comores. 189efamille, Composées, tome II. Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • ____ (1963). Flore de Madagascar et des Comores. 189efamille, Composées, tome III. Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

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