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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Chad and Cameroon.

[FWTA]

Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
An erect perennial bushy herb 2-4 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Numerous yellow flower-heads 3/4-1 in. across
Ecology
In savanna.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Togo

Lipotriche elliptica (O.Hoffm.) D.J.N.Hind appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1965 Morton, J.K. [3941], Ghana Melanthera elliptica K000453477
Jan 1, 1960 Morton, J.K. [s.n.], Ghana Melanthera elliptica K000453478
Jan 1, 1958 Morton, J.K. [2373], Ghana Melanthera elliptica K000453476
Hall, J.B. [790], Ghana Melanthera elliptica K000453480
Wit, P. [1156], Nigeria Melanthera elliptica K000453486
Adams, C.D. [4011], Nigeria Melanthera elliptica K000453487
Scholz, U. [151], Togo Melanthera elliptica K000453481
Hakki, M. [454], Togo Melanthera elliptica K000453483
Oche, M. [1616], Nigeria Melanthera elliptica K000453484
Keay, R.W.J. [23000], Nigeria Melanthera elliptica K000453485
Hall, J.B. [3303], Ghana Melanthera elliptica K000453479
Cook, C.D.K. [397], Nigeria Melanthera elliptica K000453488
Ern, H. [424], Togo Melanthera elliptica K000453482

First published in Kew Bull. 69(3)-9528: 4 (2014)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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