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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.
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
Climbing herb to 2 m high; stems appressed-pilose, glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate, 2.5–13 cm long, 1.5–9 cm wide, base abruptly cuneate, margins serrate-crenate, apex acute to acuminate, scabrid on both surfaces, 3-veined from base; petiole to 3 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal, solitary or 2–3 together on stalks up to 10 cm long; involucre 8–13 mm long, phyllaries 2–3-seriate, ovate to elliptic, white-pilose; paleae oblong, acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets ± 10, yellow, tube 2.7 mm long, glabrous, ray ± 14 mm long and minutely pilose on the veins abaxially, style 3.8–5.5 mm long; disc florets yellow, tube 4.2–6 mm long, glabrous, lobes ± 1 mm long, pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes grey-black, obovoid, 2.7–3.5 mm long, slightly 3-angled, puberulous; pappus absent.
Habitat
orest or thicket margin, often in forest margins by streams or lakes; 750–2100 m
Distribution
T4 U2

Native to:

Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Lipotriche richardsiae (Wild) D.J.N.Hind appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 1965 Richards, H.M. [1491], Zambia Melanthera richardsiae K000410446 holotype
Aug 1, 1965 Richards, H.M. [1491], Zambia Melanthera richardsiae K000410445 isotype
Madagascar Melanthera richardsiae K000410433
Blackburn [s.n.], Madagascar Melanthera richardsiae K000410434

First published in Kew Bull. 69(3)-9528: 6 (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 Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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