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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect annual herb 20–50 cm high, sometimes described as perennial; stems sparsely to densely pubescent or villous in lower part.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, lanceolate, oblanceolate or spatulate, 2.3–8 cm long, 0.5–1.8 cm wide, the basal cuneate-attenuate into exauriculate base, the median and upper auriculate and semi-amplexicaul, margins shortly remotely sinuate-dentate, apex acute to rounded or obtuse, apiculate, very sparsely to densely shortly pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, erect, long-stalked, 2–10 in lax terminal corymbs; stalks of the individual capitula glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucre cylindrical 5.5–7 mm long, 2–3.5 mm in diameter; phyllaries 7–9(–13), 5–6.5 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets yellow or orange-yellow; corolla 4–5.5 mm long, tube glabrous, lobes 0.7–1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 2.2–2.5 mm long, hairy; pappus 4–5 mm long.
Habitat
Grassland, often with Loudetia kagerensis; 1050–1650 m
Distribution
K3 T1 U2 U4

Native to:

Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

Emilia kivuensis (Muschl.) C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 913 (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: 913 (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 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