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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 30–40 cm tall; stems slender, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, lanceolate, 1–2 cm long, 0.1–0.2 cm wide, base cuneate, margins sinuate-denticulate, apex acute, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 2 in lax terminal corymbs, discoid; stalks of the individual capitula very slender, glabrous; involucre cylindrical, 4.5 mm long, 1.5 mm in diameter; phyllaries 8, 4 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets purple; outer corollas 4.5 mm long, unequally lobed, with 2 large outer lobes 2.5 mm long and 3 smaller inner lobes 1.8 mm long; inner corollas 3.7 mm long, with lobes 1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 2 mm long, glabrous; pappus 1.5 mm long, scant.
Habitat
Peaty bog overlying rock; ± 1700 m
Distribution
known from only the type T4

Native to:

Tanzania

Emilia rigida C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bullock, A.A. [3277], Tanzania K000306815 holotype
Bidgood, S. [5495], Tanzania K000190725

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
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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