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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Kenya.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Tiliaceae, C. Whitehouse, M. Cheek, S. Andrews & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Low, erect shrub 36–60 cm tall; stems 4–6 mm thick, completely covered in long, subadpressed ferruginous hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Basal leaves rounded in outline, 4–7.5(–11.5) cm long, 5.5–12.5(–18) cm wide, deeply pedatifid, divided 9/10 of the way into 3–5 oblanceolate leaf-segments, each 3–6(–10) cm long, 1.5–3(–4.2) cm wide, tip acute to acuminate, margin serrate; thickly softly stellate-hairy above, thickly pubescent beneath; upper leaves becoming shallowly 3-lobed, then entire and ovate, reducing to 3 mm long, 2 mm wide below the terminal inflorescences; petiole 1.6–4.6 cm long, 2 mm thick, indumentum as the stem in basal leaves, upper leaves subsessile; stipules caducous, linear-lanceolate, 6–8 mm long, 1 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal on short branches at the shoot tip, cymes at tightly clustered nodes, (1–)3-flowered; peduncles 3–5 mm long; bracts 1–2, resembling the stipules; pedicels 2.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals linear-oblong, 1–1.4 cm long, 0.2–0.3 cm wide, thickly covered in long hairs outside, spur 4–5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals spathulate, 12 mm long, 4–7 mm wide, the claw as long as the blade, with a dense tuft of hairs at the margins 1 mm from the base; stamens 30–42; ovary covered inlong simple hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit oblate, 17 mm long, 22 mm wide, covered in more than a hundred blunt, short, stout, inflexible bristles 2 mm long, each covered with interlocking tufts of long golden hairs.
Figures
Fig. 11/12–13 (p. 71).
Habitat
Glades in Juniperus forest or in wooded grassland; 1350–2150 m
Distribution
not known elsewhere K4

Native to:

Kenya

Triumfetta longicornuta Hutch. & M.B.Moss appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lyne Watt, W. [1165], Kenya K000242049

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1928: 272 (1928)

Accepted by

  • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 95 (1994).
  • Hanid in A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 188 (1974).
  • Hutch. & M.B. Moss in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1928: 272 (1928)
  • T.V. Jacobs in Phyton 61: 89, fig. 1/j (1997).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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