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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, SW. Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A perennial scabrid herb with erect conspicuously grooved stems (at least when dry)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flower-heads about 1 in. across with orange-yellow rays
Ecology
In mountain grassland.

Native to:

Angola, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Lipotriche abyssinica (Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich.) Orchard appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1964 Schimper [334], Sudan Melanthera abyssinica K000410453
Jan 1, 1964 Schimper [1533], Ethiopia Melanthera abyssinica K000410454
Bingham, M.G. [12889], Zambia Melanthera abyssinica K000450167
Chevalier, A.J.B. [18699] Melanthera abyssinica K000410458
Lewalle, J. [405], Burundi Melanthera abyssinica K000612966

First published in Nuytsia 23: 383 (2013)

Accepted by

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

Flora of West Tropical Africa
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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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