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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Tropical Africa 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
Annual herb 20-70 cm high; stems with spreading or ascending hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite on the lower part of the plant, alternate above, sessile, (narrowly) elliptic or narrowly ovate, 3-10 cm long, 1-4 cm wide, cuneate or attenuate at the base, incised to almost pinnatilobed with coarsely crenate-serrate lobes or coarsely serrate with apiculate teeth, apex obtuse and apiculate, thinly pubescent on main veins beneath and less densely so above, glabrescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula rather numerous, clustered in apical and upper axillary compound corymbiform cymes; stalks of individual capitula with ascending and spreading hairs; involucres campanulate, 5-8 mm long, 4.5-6 mm in diameter; phyllaries 3-4-seriate, (narrowly) ovate, acute to acuminate-apiculate, the innermost obtuse and shortly apiculate-pungent, long-pilose in upper part, darker green and slightly hairy in upper part below apex and with pallid membranous margins, 6-6.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets 40-50 per capitulum; corolla violet or mauve, 4.5-5.5 mm long, lobes 1.5-2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.3-1.5 mm long, with 5 rounded ribs, glabrous; pappus tawny, 1.8-2.5 mm long, caducous.
Habitat
Upland grassland with herbs; 1800 m
Distribution
T1

Native to:

Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania

Bothriocline quercifolia C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Chambers, G.A. [K41], Tanzania K000272801 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 43: 261 (1988)

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 43: 261 (1988).
  • Lisowski in Fragm. Flor. Geobot. 37: 333 (1992).

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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