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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
Shrub or scandent shrub 1-9 m tall; stems purplish, shortly pubescent with simple appressed ascending hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves shortly petiolate, ovate or elliptic, slightly pandurate, 5-11.5 cm long, 1.5-4 cm wide, base cuneate, cordate, retuse or truncate, margins sinuate-serrate, apex acuminate or somewhat attenuate, apiculate, very shortly scattered-pubescent and glabrescent above, shortly pubescent on veins beneath; petiole 0.4-0.8 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in rather terminal compound corymbiform cymes; pedicel with dense ascending-crispate hairs; involucre campanulate, slightly spreading, 7-10 mm long; phyllaries in several series, outer lanceolate, long-attenuate, subequalling the median, ascending-pubescent, the inner obtuse to acute, ± apiculate, glabrous except near apex, purple-tinged in upper part, 6.8-9.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Corolla pink, mauve, lilac or blue, 8.5-10 mm long, lobes 2-2.5 mm long, glabrous or with a few long ascending hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes (immature) 2.7-3.2 mm long, 5-ribbed, glabrous or almost so; outer pappus 0.6-1.2 mm long, inner pappus white, 5.5-6.2 mm long.
Habitat
Rain-forest and forest margins; 900-1100 m
Distribution
T3 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Jeffreycia amaniensis (Muschl.) H.Rob., S.C.Keeley & Skvarla appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2008 Luke, W.R.Q. et al. [11030], Tanzania Vernonia amaniensis K000612525
Warner [90], Tanzania Vernonia amaniensis K000272973 isotype

First published in PhytoKeys 39: 61 (2014)

Accepted by

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

Flora of Tropical East 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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