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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 24–60 cm tall; stems pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, oblanceolate or elliptic, 2–6 cm long, 0.3–0.7 cm wide, base obtuse, margins entire, apex acute, densely shortly pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary, rarely in pairs, discoid; stalk slender, dull purple-brown, almost glabrous; involucre cylindrical, 5–6 mm long, ± 4 mm in diameter; phyllaries 8–9, green at base, purplish distally, almost glabrous, 5–6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets purple-mauve, anthers purple, style mauve with white arms, corolla 5.5–6 mm long, lobes 1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.7–2 mm long, glabrous; pappus 2.5–4 mm long.
Habitat
Grassland with scattered trees; ± 1830 m
Distribution
T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Emilia crispata C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Polhill, R.M. [1422], Tanzania K000306819 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).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 389 (1991).

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