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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon, Kenya to Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Woody herb or sub-shrub 0.9-2.4 m tall; stems dull purple-brown, finely crispate-pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, petiolate, elliptic, 8-19.5 cm long, 2.4-8 cm wide, base cuneate to attenuate, margins serrate, apex acute or acuminate, sparsely shortly crispate-pubescent above and beneath especially on the main veins; petiole 0.3-3 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula numerous in small, often rather congested clusters in terminal and upper axillary compound corymbiform cymes; stalks of individual capitula crispate-pubescent to tomentose with brownish hairs; involucres obconic-cylindrical to campanulate, 7-13 mm long, 8-10 mm in diameter; phyllaries more or less 3-seriate, narrowly ovate, acute or obtuse and pungent-apiculate, inner pectinate-fimbriate on the pallid or lilac membranous margins, acute, 6-10 mm long, all somewhat darker centrally towards the apex, glabrous or the outer sometimes also pubescent centrally or ciliate on the margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Corolla lilac or mauve, 5-7 mm long, lobes 2.3-2.5 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 2-3 mm long, with 5 rounded ribs; pappus 2.2-3.5 mm long.
Habitat
Montane forest (margins), often with Podocarpus, Ilex and Nuxia; 2100-2850 m
Distribution
K3 K4 T2

Native to:

Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania

Bothriocline amplifolia (O.Hoffm. & Muschl.) M.G.Gilbert appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Letouzey, R. [13466], Cameroon K000051461

First published in Kew Bull. 36: 593 (1981)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 198 (1994).
  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 43: 260 (1988).
  • M.G. Gilbert in Kew Bulletin 36: 593 (1981).

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