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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to S. Africa.

[FZ]

Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

Morphology General Habit
An erect slender to somewhat bushy, stiffly-branched annual or perennial herb, up to c. 70 cm. tall; tap-root becoming woody.
Morphology Stem
Stem simple in lower part or much-branched, longitudinally striate, coarsely pubescent; the hairs ± unequal-armed T-shaped; branches divaricate-ascending, mostly 3–20 cm. long, similar to the stem.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, up to 45 x 4 mm., linear-oblanceolate, obtuse mucronate at the apex, entire, ± revolute, gradually tapering to the base, puberulous to ± scabridulous; much smaller and ± crowded on axillary and flowering branches.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula many or numerous, solitary on short leafy branches, or 2–3 corymbiformly cymose on longer branches; involucres up to c. 10 mm. long, cyathiform, width less than or ± equal to length.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries appressed imbricate, hardly spreading, becoming thinly cartilaginous, araneose-pilose to glabrescent, ciliate on upper margins, ± equalling the pappus in length; the outermost phyllaries ovate to oblong, acute mucronate; the inner increasing in length to the inside, linear-oblong, ± expanded apically and mucronate to shortly aristate at the tip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corollas purplish, up to 10 mm. long, tapering gradually to the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes pale-brown, c. 2.5 mm. long, obconic-turbinate, 5–7-ribbed, hispidulous on the ribs, glandular between them; outer pappus of short lanceolate scales, inner pappus of brownish plumose setae 5–7 mm. long, the setae bristles fine and longer than the achene hairs.

Native to:

KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Oocephala centauroides (Klatt) H.Rob. & Skvarla appears in other Kew resources:

First published in PhytoKeys 38: 2 (2014)

Accepted by

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

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0