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This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to Zambia.
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
Herb 30–200 cm tall, erect or sometimes straggling.
Morphology Stem
Stems sometimes purplish, pubescent to glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, occasionally reddish, linear-lanceolate, lanceolate, elliptic or oblanceolate, 4–19 cm long, 0.4–0.7(–2.5) cm wide, cuneate-attenuate into a winged petioloid or non-petioloid exauriculate or usually auriculate base, margins remotely shallowly sinuate-denticulate to coarsely sinuate-dentate or sinuate-serrate, often with ± recurving teeth, apex obtuse to acute, sometimes attenuate, glabrous or densely to thinly pubescent, often ± glabrescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 1–10 in congested to lax terminal corymbs, discoid; stalks of the individual capitula pubescent; involucre cylindrical, 6.5–12 mm long, 2.5–5 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 7–16, lanceolate, 1.5–5 mm long, glabrous or ciliate, dark-tipped; phyllaries 13–21, usually 13, green, 6–11 mm long, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets 0; disc florets yellow, rarely orange, corolla 7–9.5 mm long, tube glabrous, gradually expanded above the middle, lobes 0.7–1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.5–1.7 mm long, ribbed, shortly hairy between the ribs; pappus 6–10.5 mm long.
Habitat
Swamps, river-banks, boggy grassland; may grow in water up to 90 cm deep or on floating islands; 1050–2400 m
Distribution
K3 K5 T1 T4 U2 U3 U4

Native to:

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Crassocephalum paludum C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Morrison [251b], Uganda K000306753 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 906 (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: 906 (1986).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 335 (1991).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
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