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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya 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
Erect perennial herb 30–60 cm tall; stems virgate, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, ± crowded, linear to oblanceolate, 2.5–7.5 cm long, 0.1–0.4 cm wide, base attenuate, remotely sinuate-denticulate or sinuate-dentate, revolute at least when dry, apex obtuse to acute, apiculate, glabrous or pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary, radiate, long-stalked; stalks of the individual capitula glabrous; involucre cylindrical, 5–7 mm long, 3–4 mm in diameter; phyllaries 10–13, glabrous, 4.5–6.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets 13–14, tube 4.3–5 mm long, hairy at the apex, rays yellow, 4–4.7 x 1.5–1.8 mm, 4-veined; disc florets 5.2–8.5 mm long, tube glabrous, lobes 0.5–0.7 mm long. Florets bright yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 3.2–3.7 mm long, hairy; pappus 5–7 mm long.
Habitat
Rocky grassland; 900–2000 m
Distribution
K4 K6 T2 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Emilia ukambensis (O.Hoffm.) C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 1, 2008 Mboya, E. [743], Tanzania K000438239
Jan 1, 2001 Haarer, A.E. [1829], Tanzania K000311911
Jan 1, 2001 Haarer, A.E. [1829], Tanzania K000311910
Jan 1, 2001 Gedunger [s.n], Tanzania K000311912
Jan 1, 2001 Bally, P.R.O. [8179], Kenya K000311906
Jan 1, 2001 Haarer, A.E. [1768], Tanzania K000311913
Jan 1, 2001 Haarer, A.E. [89B], Tanzania K000311908
Jan 1, 2001 Haarer, A.E. [127B], Tanzania K000311909
Nov 1, 1968 North, M.E.W. [B[5254] in], Kenya K000311904
Luke, P.A. [7189], Kenya K000311903
Gilbert, M.G. [6183], Kenya K000311905
Luke, P.A. [7366], Kenya K000311902
Gilbert, M.G. [5375], Kenya K000311907

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).

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