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

[FSOM]

M. Thulin. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1–4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Tall; much-branched, branches pubescent with simple hairs, glabrescent Woody herb or shrub, prostrate or scrambling, 0.2–4 m
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate, elliptic or obovate, 1.8–7´0.8–4 cm, cuneate or often decurrent to a narrow±truncate base (and then often still with a petiole), margins (coarsely) crenate-serrate, apex obtuse to acute, finely pubescent above, pilose or tomentellous beneath, glandular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in terminal rather lax corymbiform cymes; involucre 3–6 mm long; phyllaries (broadly) ovate, margins near apex often mauve-tinged, apiculate, sparsely hairy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white to pale purple, 4–6.6 mm long, lobes 1.2–2.3 mm long, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes obtusely 5-ribbed, pubescent, 1.8–2.5 mm long; outer pappus of narrow scales 0.4–1 mm long, inner pappus white or tawny, 4–6 mm long.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Woody herb or shrub, prostrate, scrambling or scandent, 0.2-4 m tall, much-branched; stems densely shortly ascending-pubescent with simple hairs, glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves shortly petiolate or rarely sessile, ovate, (broadly) elliptic or obovate, 1.8-7 cm long, 0.8-4 cm wide, base broadly cuneate to attenuate, often decurrent to a ± truncate or almost auriculate base and then often still with a petiole, margins crenate-serrate, apex obtuse to acute, green, finely scattered-pubescent becoming somewhat scabrid above, pale tomentose or tomentellous beneath, glandular; petiole up to 0.7 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in rather lax copious terminal compound corymbiform cymes; involucre conical to narrowly cylindrical, 3-6 mm long; phyllaries in several series, slightly spreading, green, upper margins often mauve-tinged, ovate, obtuse to rounded, apiculate, outer and median sparsely hairy, inner almost glabrous and 3.2-5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Corolla white, pale mauve or pale lilac, 4-6.6 mm long, lobes 1.2-2.3 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.8-2.5 mm long, obtusely 5-ribbed, shortly ascending-pubescent; outer pappus of narrow scales 0.4-1 mm long, inner pappus white or tawny, 4-6 mm long.
Habitat
Thicket and forest margins, swamp and riverine fringes, bushland, roadsides, also in old cultivations; may cover large areas; 1-700(-900) m
Distribution
K1 K2 K7 P T3 T6 Z

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Somalia

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2008 Sallu, A.N. [56], Tanzania Vernonia hildebrandtii K000438540
Wakefield, T. [s.n.], Tanzania Vernonia hildebrandtii K000272968
Hildebrandt, J.M. [1020], Tanzania Vernonia hildebrandtii K000272969 isotype
Jan 1, 2009 Rakoto, R. [277], Madagascar Vernonia rubicunda K000614961
Jan 1, 2008 Rakotovao [964], Madagascar Vernonia rubicunda K000191305
Jan 1, 2008 Rabevohitra, R. [328], Madagascar Vernonia rubicunda K000662095
Jan 1, 1956 Baron, R. [1331], Madagascar Vernonia rubicunda K000273222 Unknown type material
Baron, R. [5744], Madagascar Vernonia rubicunda K000273224
Hildebrandt, J.M. [3636], Madagascar Vernonia rubicunda K000273225
Schatz, G.E. [4150], Madagascar Vernonia rubicunda K000662015

First published in PhytoKeys 39: 62 (2014)

Accepted by

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

Flora of Somalia
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