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This species is accepted, and its native range is 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
Subsucculent herb ± 45 cm high; stems glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Basal leaves petiolate, blade elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 4–5 cm long, 2–2.5 cm wide, cuneate into petiole at the base, margins remotely dentate, apex obtuse to subacute, shortly apiculate, glabrous; petiole 1.5–3 cm long, bearing a few hairs; upper leaves sessile, oblanceolate, coarsely serrate, with a few narrow pinnately arranged lobes at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, 10–12 in terminal corymbs; stalks of individual capitula glandular-hairy, 1.5–4.5 cm long; bracts linear-lanceolate, glandular; involucre 12–13 mm long, 7 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 8–10, oblanceolate, ciliate, lax, 5–6 mm long; phyllaries c. 13, glabrous, 12–13 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets yellow; corolla ± 13 mm long, tube ± 12 mm long, lobes ± 1 mm long; Achenes immature, 1.5 mm long; pappus 11–13 mm long.
Habitat
Wet scrub; ± 1615 m
Distribution
K4 known from only the type

Native to:

Kenya

Gynura campanulata C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 30, 1984 Jackson, T.H. [15], Kenya K000311941 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 929 (1986)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 225 (1994).
  • C.Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 929 (1986).

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