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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
Presumably annual herb ± 50 cm tall; stems smooth, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, lanceolate, 5–11 cm long, 0.4–1.6 cm wide, base sagittate, auriculate and semi-amplexicaul, margins obscurely sinuate-denticulate, especially on the auricles, apex obtuse, apiculate, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 4–6 in lax, divaricate terminal cymes, discoid; stalks of the individual capitula slender, glabrous; involucre cylindrical, 5–6.5 mm long, 2 mm in diameter; phyllaries 12–14, 4.5–5.5 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets mauve, corolla 5.5 mm long, tube glabrous, lobes 1–1.2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.4 mm long (very immature), glabrous; pappus 3.5–4 mm long.
Habitat
Not recorded
Distribution
T7 known from only the type

Native to:

Tanzania

Emilia aurita C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Stolz, A. [1267], Tanzania K000306822 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