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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.
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
Annual herb 30–80 cm tall; stems erect, sparsely pubescent towards the base.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, pale green, elliptic, obovate or the lowermost sometimes spatulate, 2–6 cm long, 0.3–1.8 cm wide, upper smaller and narrower, base cuneate, obscurely to coarsely sinuate-dentate or serrate, apex rounded or obtuse, sparsely pubescent, glabrescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula numerous in lax terminal corymbs, radiate; involucre cylindrical, 5–5.5 mm long, 1.5 mm across; phyllaries 8, pale glaucous green, 4.5–5 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets 4–6, yellow, tube 3 mm long, glabrous except at apex, rays 3.5–6 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, 4-veined; disc florets few, yellow, corolla 4 mm long, tube glabrous, lobes 0.5–0.7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.2–1.5 mm long, glabrous; pappus 3.5 mm long.
Habitat
Brachystegia woodland on sandy soils, may be common on roadsides; 1200–1500 m
Distribution
not known elsewhere T4 T5 T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Emilia helianthella C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bjornstad, A. [AB1726], Tanzania K000306779
Bidgood, S. [5744], Tanzania K000468680
Bidgood, S. [6225], Tanzania K000468200
Mwangulango, N.A. [1189], Tanzania K000614879

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 911 (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: 911 (1986).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0