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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Kenya.
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
Succulent erect shrub; stems succulent, striate, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves succulent, obovate-spatulate, 1.5–2.7 cm long, 0.8–1.4 cm wide, attenuate into petioloid base, margins entire, apex rounded, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, terminal in small 2–3-headed cymes; stalks of individual capitula stout; involucre cylindrical, 19–24 mm long, 5–9 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 2–3, oblanceolate, lax, 6–9 mm long; phyllaries 6, glaucous, 19–24 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets colour not indicated, probably white or yellow, corolla 20–21 mm long, tube glabrous, slightly expanded in upper part, lobes 1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 4 mm long, hairy; pappus in flower 19–20 mm long, in fruit 36–50 mm long.
Habitat
Open bushland; ± 630 m
Distribution
K1

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Kleinia dolichocoma C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bally, P.R.O. [B14600], Kenya K000311759 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 925 (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: 925 (1986).

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/
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