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This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to 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
Slender erect herb 45–60 cm tall; stems glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear or linear-lanceolate, 4.5–10 cm long, 0.3–0.6 cm wide, base attenuate, margins subentire, apex acute, shortly pubescent and glabrescent or glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 1–4, lax, discoid; stalks of the individual capitula slender, glabrous or almost so; involucre cylindrical, 4.5–6.5 mm long, 2 mm in diameter; phyllaries 8–9, 4–6 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets white or very pale yellow; corolla 4.7–7.2 mm long, lobes 1.1–1.7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.8–2.3 mm long, glabrous; pappus 2.3–3.5 mm long.
Habitat
Swamp; 1050–1650 m
Distribution
T1 U3 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania, Uganda

Emilia longifolia C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Chandler [83], Uganda K000306824 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 915 (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: 915 (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
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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