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This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to Kenya.
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
Shrub up to 1.2 m tall; stems erect, with short internodes, densely tomentose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate or subsessile, ovate, 3-12 cm long, 1.3-5 cm wide, base cuneate or rounded, margins serrulate with callus-tipped teeth, apex acute or shortly acuminate, somewhat bullate, sparsely finely pubescent above, densely white-tomentose beneath; petiole to 1 cm long, those of opposite leaves connate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in dense terminal compound corymbiform cymes; stalks of individual capitula 2-7 mm long, densely pubescent with fine spreading hairs; involucres campanulate, 5-7 mm long; phyllaries 4-seriate, ovate, shortly pungent, white-tomentose in upper part, the inner narrowly ovate, pubescent below the apex, fimbriate-pectinate and purplish on the membranous margins, 5-7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets 30-35; corolla purple, 5.5-7 mm long, lobes 2-3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.7-2 mm long, 5-7-ribbed, glabrous, glandular between the ribs; pappus of few caducous bristles 1.5-2.5 mm long.
Habitat
Montane forest margins; 2550-3000 m
Distribution
K3 U1 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Sudan, Uganda

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1999 Tweedie [4200], Kenya K000312155
Jan 1, 1997 Phillip, M.S. [758], Uganda K000312154
Jan 1, 1997 Wilson, J. [686], Uganda K000312153
Jan 1, 1997 Wilson, J. [1373], Uganda K000312152
Eggeling, W.J. [2907], Uganda K000272807 holotype
Eggeling, W.J. [2907], Uganda K000272808

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).

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