Solanecio biafrae (Oliv. & Hiern) C.Jeffrey

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 922 (1986)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is W. Tropical Africa to Angola. It grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

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

Morphology General Habit
Scrambling subsucculent herb, ‘very high’; stems glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; blade triangular-subhastate or narrowly so or saggitate, 2.2–9 cm long, 1.3–6.2 cm wide, base weakly cordate or subtruncate and shortly decurrent onto the petiole, margins remotely sinuate-paucidentate in lower half, apex ± attenuate, acute and apiculate, glabrous; petiole slender, glabrous, exauriculate, 0.8–5.5 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, numerous in terminal loose thyrses of stalked congested subumbelliform corymbs; stalks of the individual capitula short, shortly sparsely pubescent; involucre cylindrical, 7–10 mm long, 2–4 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 2–4, lax, glabrous or with a few marginal hairs, 1.5–3 mm long; phyllaries 8, green, glabrous, 6.5–10 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets pale yellow, corolla 6–8.5 mm long, tube glabrous, slightly expanded from above the middle, lobes 1.2–1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 3 mm long, ribbed, glabrous; pappus 6–8 mm long.
Habitat
Moist forest; 1150–2700 m
Distribution
U2 U4
[FTEA]

Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A glabrous climbing herb
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Numerous pale yellow flower-heads about 1/2 in. long in rounded pedunculate clusters
Ecology
Along roadsides and in secondary forest in hilly forest country.
[FWTA]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0