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This species is accepted, and its native range is 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
Short-lived perennial tufted herb 30–60 cm tall; stems glabrous or almost so.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, subsucculent, glaucous, spatulate, 3–5.6 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, cuneate or attenuate into a petioloid base, coarsely sinuate-dentate on distal margins and sometimes also near base, apex rounded in outline, scattered hairy to glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary, radiate, long-stalked; stalks of the individual capitula glabrous; involucre cylindrical, 7.5–9 mm long, 3–5 mm in diameter; phyllaries (12–)13(–14), 7–8.5 mm long, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets yellow to orange-yellow. Ray florets 13, tube 3.8–6 mm long, hairy at apex, rays 6.7–9 x 2.8–4 mm; disc florets 6.5–7 mm long, tube with a few hairs about the middle, lobes 0.5–0.7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 3–3.5 mm long, shortly hairy; pappus 5–6.5 mm long.
Habitat
Sparse vegetation on rocky slopes, in rock crevices, as a weed on cleared fields; 700–2000 m
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K7 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya

Emilia tricholepis C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2001 Leippert, H. [5058], Kenya K000250697 holotype
Jan 1, 2001 Newbould, J.B. [3606], Kenya K000311922
Jan 1, 2001 Carter, S. [24], Kenya K000311928
Jan 1, 2001 Tweedie [3815], Kenya K000311927
Jan 1, 2001 Wellby, M.J. [s.n.], Kenya K000312062
Mathew, B. [6672], Kenya K000311921
Newbould, J.B. [7335], Kenya K000311924
Hepper, F.N. [7228], Kenya K000311923
Mabberley, D.J. [74], Kenya K000311926
Carter, S. [291], Kenya K000311920
Wesche, K. [366], Kenya K000311925

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 912 (1986)

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: 224 (1994).
  • C.Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 912 (1986).

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