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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 herb with woody base or shrub, to 1.8 m tall; branches numerous, ascending, ascending-pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, petiolate, greyish green, narrowly ovate or elliptic, 4.5-12 cm long, 1.2-4 cm wide, base cuneate and often very unequally so, margins serrate, apex obtusely acuminate, densely finely crispate-pubescent or finely strigose above, densely crispate-tomentose beneath; petiole 0.6-1.8 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in terminal compound corymbiform cymes; stalks of individual capitula densely ascending-tomentose; involucres obconic-cylindrical, 10-13 mm long, 5-11 mm in diameter at flowering time; phyllaries ± 4-seriate, narrowly ovate, pungent, densely tomentose, the median darker and pubescent below apex, with broad pale scarious pectinate-fimbriate margins, the inner glabrous and 8.5-9.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Corolla lilac or pale lilac, 7.5 mm long, lobes 2.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 2-3 mm long, 5-7-ribbed; pappus 2 mm long.
Habitat
Rocky montane summit; 2500-2600 m
Distribution
not known elsewhere T4

Native to:

Tanzania

Bothriocline kungwensis C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Harley, R.M. [9554], Tanzania K000272803 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 43: 262 (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: 262 (1988).

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