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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to 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
Perennial herb with fleshy horizontal rhizome and erect fleshy flowering stem 10–60 cm high, sometimes distally purplish-brown-tinged.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves succulent, sessile, oblanceolate, obovate or elliptic in outline, 4–13 cm long, 0.7–4 cm wide, margins entire or usually pinnately dentate or laciniate, glabrous, sometimes white-veined, often mottled or blotched with dull purple or red.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, 1(–3), terminal, nodding in bud; involucre cylindrical, 14–20 mm long, 13–18 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus absent or obscure; phyllaries usually 8, rarely 5, 14–20 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets bright orange to rich red, corolla 14–20.5 mm long, tube glabrous, expanded in upper two-thirds, lobes 2–2.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 4.5–7 mm long, ribbed, glabrous; pappus in flower and fruit 12–19 mm long.
Habitat
Grassland or bushed grassland, often among rocky outcrops; 900–2200 m
Distribution
not known elsewhere K3 K6 T1 T2

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Kleinia oligondonta C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2002 Bally, P.R.O. [10638], Tanzania K000377728

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 926 (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: 926 (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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0