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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania 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
Erect annual herb 15–50 cm tall; stems scattered-pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, narrowly elliptic or lanceolate to obovate, 1.5–11.5 cm long, 0.3–1.3 cm wide, base cuneate, margins remotely obscurely sinuate-denticulate, apex acute, scattered-pubescent to almost glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 1–3 in lax terminal cymes, discoid, long-stalked; stalk shortly hairy; involucre cylindrical, 6–6.5 mm long, 2 mm in diameter; phyllaries 5.5–6 mm long, shortly setulose, green.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets white (Peter says yellow); corolla 4.8–5.7 mm long, tube glabrous, lobes 1.5–2 mm long, those of the outer florets the longer.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 2.2 mm long, sparsely hairy; pappus 3–4 mm long.
Habitat
Damp sites in grassland, seepage areas on sand; 1550–2100 m
Distribution
T4

Native to:

Tanzania, Zambia

Emilia leucantha C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Richards, H.M. [8426], Tanzania K000306773 holotype
Bidgood, S. [5361], Tanzania K000190591

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 914 (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: 914 (1986).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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