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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
Herb 0.6-0.9 m tall, rather slender (possibly annual); stems reddish, with appressed crispate hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, sessile, narrowly elliptic, 5-7.5 cm long, 0.3-0.6 cm wide, base attenuate, margins remotely serrate, apex obtuse, silvery green, very shortly strigose above, thinly appressed-crispate beneath, densely glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in lax terminal and upper axillary compound corymbiform cymes; stalks of individual capitula slender, ascending-strigose; involucre hemispherical, 3-4 mm long and in diameter; phyllaries 3-seriate, ovate to elliptic, acute, pubescent, purplish at the apex, the inner with prominent erose-fimbriate membranous margins, glabrous, purplish at the apex, 4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets shortly exserted; corolla violet-blue, 4.5 mm long, lobes 2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.4 mm long, with 5 broadly rounded ribs, crowned by slight distal rim surrounding a depression with the persistent style base; pappus 0.
Habitat
Seasonal swamp, very common locally; 1250-1300 m
Distribution
T5 known only from the type

Native to:

Tanzania

Bothriocline ethulioides C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1999 Polhill, R. [1748], Tanzania K000272816 holotype
Bidgood, S. [6188], Tanzania K000468236

First published in Kew Bull. 43: 266 (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: 266 (1988).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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