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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
Probably annual herb ± 40 cm tall; stems sparsely pubescent towards the base.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pale purplish, sessile; lower ovate, cordate to broadly cuneate and narrowly decurrent onto an exauriculate petioloid base; upper broadly decurrent and auriculate at the base, 1–4 cm long, 0.3–2 cm wide, all coarsely sinuate-dentate, shortly scattered-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula numerous in congested corymbs, discoid; stalks of individual capitula slender; involucre cylindrical, 2.5 mm long, 1 mm in diameter; phyllaries 5, 2 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets pale magenta, corolla 3 mm long, lobes 1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1 mm long, shortly hairy; pappus 1.5 mm long.
Habitat
‘Erosion gully on steep sandy slope of exposed ridge’; ± 2040 m
Distribution
known from only the type T4

Native to:

Tanzania

Emilia myriocephala C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Newbould, J. [4621], Tanzania K000306813 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 917 (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: 917 (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/
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