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This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to Uganda.
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
Bushy herb 0.9 m tall; stems densely tomentose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate or subsessile, ovate, 3-6 cm long, 1.4-2 cm wide, base cuneate to rounded, margins crenulate-serrulate, apex obtuse and apiculate, finely softly pubescent above, densely white-tomentose beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in dense terminal compound corymbiform cymes; involucres broadly campanulate, 7-9 mm long, 10-12 mm in diameter; phyllaries 4-5-seriate, closely imbricate, outer ovate, apiculate, densely pubescent, inner narrowly ovate, pubescent in upper part, acute, 9 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets 120-130; corolla purple, 6 mm long, lobes 2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.7-2.3 mm long, 5-8-ribbed, glandular in between; pappus of few caducous bristles 1-2.5 mm long.
Habitat
not known; ± 3050 m
Distribution
known only from the type U1

Native to:

Sudan, Uganda

Bothriocline congesta (M.Taylor) Wech. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Eggeling, W.J. [2712], Uganda K000272809 holotype

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 51: 117 (1981)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 43: 264 (1988).
  • Wech. in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 51: 117 (1981).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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