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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa to Zambia.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or shrubby herb 0.6-3 m tall; stems erect, much-branched, white-tomentose but old branches dark brown.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, (narrowly) ovate or elliptic, 2-13.5 cm long, 0.5-6 cm wide, base cuneate or attenuate to rounded, margins crenulate-serrulate or serrulate, apex obtuse to acute, apiculate, somewhat bullate, discolorous, green and very sparsely softly arachnoid-pubescent and glabrescent above, whitish or silvery with dense felted tomentum beneath; petiole 0.3-2 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula numerous in dense terminal and upper axillary compound corymbiform cymes; stalks of individual capitula densely white-tomentose; involucre obconic-cylindrical to campanulate-cylindrical, 2-6 mm long; phyllaries 3-4-seriate, (narrowly) ovate, obtuse and apiculate to acute, the inner fimbriate-pectinate in upper part on the membranous margins and 3.7-5.7 mm long, outer and median somewhat keeled, all darker, silvery-pubescent and often purple-tinged centrally distally.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Corolla pale to deep mauve or purple or pale lilac, 5-6.5 mm long, lobes 1.8-2.8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.3-1.8 mm long, 5-10-ribbed, ribs rounded, alternating with gland-filled grooves; pappus of few caducous bristles 1.3-2.5 mm long.
Figures
Fig. 34.
Habitat
Upland and montane forest margins and clearings, Hagenia woodland and Hypericum scrub; 1800-3300 m
Distribution
possibly Sudan K1 K3 K4 K5 K6 T2 T3 U1

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Bothriocline fusca (S.Moore) M.G.Gilbert appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 1999 Hedberg, O. [88], Kenya K000334263
Jan 1, 1997 Leakey, D.G.B. [8531], Kenya K000334257
Jan 1, 1997 Thulin, M. [209], Kenya K000334259
Jan 1, 1997 Napier, E.R. [1222], Kenya K000334260
Jan 1, 1997 Major, E.J. [370], Kenya K000334267
Jan 1, 1997 Bally, J. [118], Kenya K000334272
Jan 1, 1997 Kahuho, S.K. [9], Kenya K000334265
Jan 1, 1997 Kerfoot, O. [5037], Kenya K000334253
Jan 1, 1997 Mabberley, D.J. [493], Kenya K000334258
Jan 1, 1997 Glover, P.E. [979], Kenya K000334252
Jan 1, 1997 Newbould, J.B. [3682], Kenya K000334274
Jan 1, 1997 Verdcourt, B. [1973], Kenya K000334276
Jan 1, 1997 Bally, P.R.O. [4738], Kenya K000334262
Jan 1, 1997 Pierce, R. [1676], Kenya K000334264
Jan 1, 1997 Greenway, P.J. [13881], Kenya K000334251
Jan 1, 1997 Tweedie [2552], Kenya K000334266
Jul 1, 1987 Wendelberger [31], Kenya K000334273
Smith, S.A.L. [39], Kenya K000334270
Thomas, B.C. [28196], Kenya K000334275
Gilbert, M.G. [6808], Kenya K000334261
Smith, S.A.L. [221], Kenya K000334269
Gilbert, M.G. [5141], Kenya K000334256
Gilbert, M.G. [6951], Kenya K000334255
Smith, S.A.L. [162], Kenya K000334271
Luke, W.R.Q. [6488], Kenya K000334254
Townsend, C.C. [2360], Kenya K000334268

First published in Kew Bull. 36: 594 (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).
  • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 556 (1994).
  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 43: 263 (1988).
  • M.G. Gilbert in Kew Bulletin 36: 594 (1981).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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