Crassocephalum splendens C.Jeffrey

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb 1.2–1.5 m high; stems thinly pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate to elliptic, 7.5–13 cm long, 3–5.7 cm wide, cuneate or rounded into an exauriculate petioloid base, margins sinuate-serrate or sinuate-dentate, apex obtuse to acute, minutely apiculate, dark green and thinly setulose above, sparsely setulose on veins beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 3–6 in lax terminal corymbs, radiate; stalks of the individual capitula finely pubescent; involucre cylindrical, 10–11.5 mm long, 3.5–4 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus ± 6, lanceolate, 1.5–5 mm long, ciliate on the margins; phyllaries 12–13, 9–10.5 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow, 8–13, tube 7.5 mm long, glabrous, rays 12–15 mm long, 3–4.5 mm wide, 5–7-veined; disc florets orange or yellow, corolla 9–9.5 mm long, tube glabrous, gradually expanded from above the middle, lobes 0.7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.5–3.2 mm long, with long hairs in the grooves; pappus 9–10 mm long.
Habitat
Evergreen forest margins; 2000–2100 m
Distribution
T7 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Crassocephalum splendens C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Richards, H.M. [15647], Tanzania K000306754 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 905 (1986)

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 41: 905 (1986).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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