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This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to S. 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 15–75 cm tall; stems slender, weak, usually erect, hardly branched, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, oblanceolate, narrowly elliptic, lanceolate or almost linear, 1.4–9 cm long, 0.1–1.9 cm wide, remotely obscurely denticulate, sparsely shortly pubescent at least beneath, often glabrescent, sometimes almost glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 1–4 in lax terminal corymbs, discoid; stalks of the individual capitula glabrous or sparsely pubescent; involucre cylindrical, 5–7 mm long, 1.5–2 mm in diameter; phyllaries 8(–9), green tinged purple, tipped reddish, 4.5–6 mm long, glabrous or sparsely pubescent at least near apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets purple or mauve, corolla 5.5–8 mm long, lobes 1.5–2.7 mm long, those of the outer florets the larger.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.7–3 mm long, glabrous; pappus 3.5–4 mm long.
Habitat
Moist grassland, swamp grassland, peat bog; (990–)1650–2800 m
Distribution
T7 T8

Native to:

Angola, Malawi, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Baum, H. [s.n.], Angola K000306802

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).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 369 (1991).

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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