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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Malawi.
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 or short-lived perennial herb 90–150 cm tall, erect; stems pale green with reddish tinge, sparsely shortly pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, elliptic, 3–21 cm long, 0.5–4 cm wide, attenuate to an exauriculate petioloid base or (especially the upper) sessile, margins shallowly and remotely to (especially the upper) coarsely sinuate-serrate, unlobed or (especially the upper) lyrato-pinnately or pinnately 2–8-lobed, apex ± attenuate and obtuse to acute, shortly pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, several to numerous in lax terminal cymes, erect; stalks of the individual capitula glabrous or pubescent; involucre cylindrical, 6.5–7 mm long, 2.5–3 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 9–12, lanceolate, dark-tipped, 1.5–3.5 mm long, ciliate; phyllaries 13, pale green with dark tips, 6–6.5 mm long, sparsely shortly pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets mauve or pinkish-mauve (label of type says white), corolla 8–9 mm long, tube glabrous, gradually expanded above the middle, lobes 1–1.2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.8–2 mm long, ribbed, hairy between the ribs; pappus 6–8.5 mm long.
Habitat
Riverine grassland in Brachystegia-Uapaca woodland zone; 950–1150 m
Distribution
T7 T8

Native to:

Malawi, Tanzania

Crassocephalum effusum (Mattf.) C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Stolz, A. [1456], Tanzania K000306751 isotype

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 907 (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: 907 (1986).

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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