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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa.
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 12–60 cm tall; stems delicate, erect, sparsely pubescent, at least at the base, or almost glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile; basal leaves obovate, oblanceolate or broadly elliptic, 1–3.6 cm long, 0.3–1.4 cm wide, cuneate or attenuate into a petioloid base, margins remotely denticulate, apex obtuse, apiculate; median and upper leaves oblanceolate-spatulate, oblanceolate to elliptic, 1.2–5.7 cm long, 0.3–1.3 cm wide, margins sinuate-denticulate, sparsely shortly pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 1–3 in lax terminal corymbs, discoid; stalks of the individual capitula puberulous to pubescent, especially near apex; involucre cylindrical, 5.5–6.5 mm long, 1–2 mm in diameter; phyllaries 8, shortly pubescent especially near the apex, 5–6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets mauve or purple, corolla 4–5.3 mm long, lobes 1.2–1.7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.7–2.1 mm long, glabrous or with a few short hairs; pappus 3–4.5 mm long.
Habitat
Stream-banks, swampy grassland or grassland to almost bare ground on lava; 1800–2700 m
Distribution
T6 T7 U3 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Goetze, W. [939], Tanzania K000306814 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 917 (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: 917 (1986).

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
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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