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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Tanzania, Zanzibar, Pemba Islands.
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
Woody herb or shrub, sometimes scandent, 1-4 m tall; young stems green with rusty tomentum of simple hairs, older stems with brown bark.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, (broadly) ovate to obovate, 3-12.5 cm long, 0.5-6.5 cm wide, base cuneate to rounded or subtruncate, margins obscurely to coarsely sinuate-serrate, apex acuminate, apiculate, rugose and thinly pubescent or hispid above, pale tomentose beneath; petiole 0.5-2.5 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula usually numerous in copious terminal corymbiform or paniculoid cymes; stalks of individual capitula densely spreading-pubescent; involucre obconical, 5-9 mm long; phyllaries in several series, slightly spreading, pale green, lanceolate, acute to acuminate, the outer shortly pubescent with spreading or ascending hairs, inner glabrous except sometimes at the apex, 4.2-7.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Corolla white, rarely tinged mauve or purple, 5-7 mm long, lobes 1.5-2 mm long, with a subapical cluster of long ascending hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 2.3-3.7 mm long, 4-8-ribbed, shortly sparsely ascending-pubescent to glabrous; outer pappus unequal, of narrow laciniate scales 0.3-1.2 mm long, inner pappus white, 5-6 mm long.
Habitat
Thickets, moist and dry forest margins, coastal bushland, roadsides; 1-1050 m
Distribution
not known elsewhere K7 P T3 T6 T8 Z

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2009 Kindeketa, W.J. [2616], Tanzania Vernonia zanzibarensis K000614951
Jan 1, 2007 Festo, L. [2720], Kenya Vernonia zanzibarensis K000197184
Kirk [60], Tanzania Vernonia zanzibarensis K000272972
Kayombo, C.J. [4622], Tanzania Vernonia zanzibarensis K000612952

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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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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