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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
Perennial stoloniferous leafless succulent herb; stems prostrate, creeping, rooting at the nodes, thick, cylindrical, succulent, dark green.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves represented by numerous narrow spine-like straw-coloured scales 9–12 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, solitary, terminal on solitary 11–15 cm long peduncles; bracts linear, narrow; involucre cylindrical, 19–21 mm long, 10–13 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus obscure or absent; phyllaries 11, 19–21 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets bright red, corolla 20.5–22 mm long, tube hairy, especially in upper half, slightly expanded in upper two-thirds, lobes 2.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 5.5 mm long, shortly hairy, pappus 19–20 mm long.
Habitat
Rocky slope bushland; 650–700 m
Distribution
T3 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Kleinia vermicularis C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Burtt, B.D. [6417], Tanzania K000377727 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 928 (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: 928 (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