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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to 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, less often a woody herb, erect or scandent, 1-4 m tall.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves bullate (always?), shortly petiolate or subsessile, elliptic, obovate or ovate, slightly pandurate, 5-11.5 cm long, 0.8-4 cm wide, base cuneate, sometimes somewhat expanded just above and then abruptly contracted to the rounded or subtruncate to subcordate base, margins crenate or sinuate-serrate, apex obtuse to acute, apiculate, dark green and shortly hispid above, softly shortly crispate-pubescent beneath; petiole up to 0.6 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in spreading terminal compound corymbiform cymes; stalks of individual capitula densely crispate-pubescent; involucre appressed to spreading, 6-9 mm long; phyllaries 3-4-seriate, outer and median pubescent, inner pubescent only at the apex and darker towards the midrib and purplish-tinged in upper part, lanceolate, obtuse, acute or attenuate, apiculate, 4.5-6.8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Corolla pale mauve to purple, 7-9 mm long, lobes 2-2.5 mm long, glabrous or with a few fine long ascending hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 2.5-3 mm long, 4-6-ribbed, glabrous or sparsely ascending-pubescent; outer pappus of narrow lanceolate or oblong scales 1-1.2 mm long, inner pappus white, 4.5-6.5 mm long.
Habitat
Secondary bushland or grassland, roadsides, abandoned cultivations, plantations; 750-2000 m
Distribution
not known elsewhere K7 T2 T3

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Jeffreycia usambarensis (O.Hoffm.) H.Rob., S.C.Keeley & Skvarla appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 1, 2008 Mlangwa, J.A. [262], Tanzania Vernonia usambarensis K000438252
Feb 1, 2008 Mlangwa, J.A. [992], Tanzania Vernonia usambarensis K000438254
Jan 1, 2008 Mwachala [1249], Kenya Vernonia usambarensis K000612514
Feb 1, 2007 Mlangwa, J.A. [1255], Tanzania Vernonia usambarensis K000438253
Holst, C. [9146], Tanzania Vernonia usambarensis K000272971 lectotype

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 Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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