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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.
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
Annual herb 10–60 cm tall; stems ascending, reddish-purple and shortly pubescent in lower part.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, bright green, glaucous and ± purple-tinged beneath, those on the lower part of the stem ovate or broadly ovate, 2.1–5 cm long, 1.2–2.5 cm wide, cordate and decurrent onto a narrow exauriculate petioloid base, margins sinuate-dentate, apex obtuse, pubescent beneath; those in the upper part of the stem elliptic to oblong, the lower of these often somewhat pinnate-lyrately lobed, 0.8–9 cm long, 0.2–3 cm wide, base expanded and auriculate, margins subentire to sinuate-dentate, apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula few in lax corymbs, discoid; stalks of the individual capitula slender, glabrous; involucre cylindrical, 3.5–4 mm long, 1 mm in diameter; phyllaries 8–10, bright green tinged purple, 3–3.5 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets mauve or pink; corolla 5–5.5 mm long, lobes 1.5–1.7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.3 mm long, hairy; pappus 3 mm long.
Habitat
Among rock outcrops on poor stony soil or in forest edge; 1200–2000 m
Distribution
T7 T8

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania

Emilia decipiens C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milne-Redhead, E. [9868], Tanzania K000306810 holotype
Milne-Redhead [9868], Tanzania K000306811
Milne-Redhead [9868], Tanzania K000306812
Harris, T. [210], Mozambique K000613285

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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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