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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
Erect annual herb ± 40 cm tall; stems scattered-pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, the lower broadly spatulate, median oblanceolate or elliptic, upper lanceolate, 1–7 cm long, 0.3–2 cm wide, base cuneate in lower leaves, shortly sagittate in upper ones, margins obscurely sinuate, apex obtuse, apiculate, scattered-pubescent, at least on midrib beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 3–4 in lax terminal corymbs, discoid; stalks of the individual capitula pilose near apex; involucre cylindrical, 5–5.5 mm long, 1.5 mm in diameter; phyllaries 8, 5.5–6 mm long, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets presumably purple; corolla 5–5.7 mm long, tube glabrous, lobes 1.3–1.5 mm long, those of the outer florets the larger; ovary 0.8 mm long, hairy; pappus 3 mm long.
Habitat
Not recorded; ± 125 m
Distribution
T8 known from only the type

Native to:

Tanzania

Emilia kilwensis C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Ludanga, R.I. [980], Tanzania K000306821 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 916 (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: 916 (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