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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Kenya.

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Short-lived perennial subscapigerous herb 5–30(–60) cm tall; stems glabrous or sparsely floccose in upper parts.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, subsucculent, spatulate to oblanceolate-spatulate, 2–8.5 cm long, 0.3–2 cm wide, long-attenuate and decurrent onto an entire petioloid base, broadly sinuate-dentate or at least with 3 teeth at the apex, obtuse, glabrous or scattered-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal, solitary, long-stalked, radiate; involucre cylindrical, 7.5–9.5 mm long, 4.5–5 mm in diameter; phyllaries 12–14, green with reddish tips and orange stripes, 7–9.5 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets bright yellow to orange-yellow. Ray florets 18–20, tube 4.5–5.5 mm long, hairy at the apex, rays 6–10 mm long, 2–2.7 mm wide, 4-veined; disc florets 6–8 mm long, tube glabrous, lobes 0.7–1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 3 mm long, hairy; pappus 5–8 mm long.
Habitat
Short grassland on rocky slopes and mountain summits; 1400–2750 m
Distribution
K1 K3 K6 K7

[KBu]

Tadesse, M., & Beentje, H. (2004). A Synopsis and New Species of Emilia (Compositae-Senecioneae) in Northeast Tropical Africa. Kew Bulletin, 59(3), 469-482. doi:10.2307/4110954

Conservation
Least concern (LC).
Distribution
Ethiopia and Kenya.
Ecology
Wooded grassland on rocky slopes, with Protea and Faurea, Acacia drepanolobium bushland on black clay soil, Acacia-Commiphora-Olea bushland/woodland on dry sandy soil; alt. 1250 - 1980 m.
Ray
Ray florets c. 13, orange, c. 9 x 3.5 mm, pistillate
Morphology General Habit
Erect, bushy perennial herb, 30 - 40 cm high
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, lower ones oblong elliptic with lamina narrowed into a pseudo-petiolate base to narrowly obovate, upper ones sessile, narrowly elliptic, sparsely pubescent especially on veins and margins, 30 - 50 x 5 - 10 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc florets yellow; corolla c. 6.5 mm long, Achenes brown, oblong-elliptic, c. 2.6 x 0.6 mm, pubescent on ribs, grooves glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries 12 - 14, glabrous, 6 - 7 x 1 - 1.5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary or 1 - 3 in open cymes, radiate, hemispheric, 15 - 20 x 6 - 7 mm at anthesis
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle sparsely pubescent, 2 - 4 cm long, bracteate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds Pappus
Pappus 4- 5.2 mm long.
Note
Despite the name, no material is known from Somalia.
Type
Kenya, Marsabit, Delamere s.n. (BM, holotype).

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Emilia somalensis (S.Moore) C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 912 (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: 223 (1994).
  • C.Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 912 (1986).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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Kew Bulletin
Kew Bulletin
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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