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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
Succulent herb; stems succulent, prostrate and rooting at the nodes, the flowering branches to 30 cm high, densely shortly pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves succulent, oblanceolate or oblanceolate-spatulate, 2–4.4 cm long, 0.6–2 cm wide, attenuate into basally slightly expanded petioloid base, apex acute or subacute, apiculate, densely shortly pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, solitary, erect; peduncle 9–20 cm high, glabrous; involucre cylindrical, 15–21 mm long, 12–20 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 2–4, linear, lax, 3–6 mm long, shortly pubescent towards apex; phyllaries 13, 15–21 mm long, slightly striate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets orange to red; corolla 14–18.5 mm long, tube glabrous, slightly expanded in upper half, lobes 1.2–1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 4.5 mm long, glabrous; pappus 12–19.5 mm long in flower, 35 mm long in fruit.
Habitat
Acacia–Commiphora bushland, in sandy or rocky sites; 150–1650 m
Distribution
K4 K6 K7 T2 T3 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Kleinia implexa (P.R.O.Bally) C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2011 Bally [B8496], Kenya K000787961
Jan 1, 2002 Faden, R.B. [77314], Kenya K000311861
Jan 1, 2002 Greenway, P.J. [4351], Tanzania K000311864
Jan 1, 2002 Burtt, B.D. [4965], Tanzania K000311863
Jan 1, 2002 Drummond, R.B. [4092], Kenya K000311862
Mar 26, 1992 Luke, W.R.Q. [2566], Kenya K000311859
Mar 26, 1992 Robertson, S.A. [6386], Kenya K000311860
Jan 1, 1986 Luke, W.R.Q. [3206], Kenya K000311858
Jan 1, 1986 Gillett, J.B. [16619], Kenya K000311857
Bally, P.R.O. [4671] Senecio implexus K000843716 holotype
Bally, P.R.O. [4671] Senecio implexus K000843717 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 926 (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: 926 (1986).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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