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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.
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
Perennial succulent herb, tuberous-rooted; stems semi-prostrate, succulent, 8–20 cm long, cylindrical, thick, tuberculate, longitudinally marked with darker green stripes, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves narrowly elliptic, 4–11 cm long, 2–3 cm wide, base attenuate and petioloid, margins entire, apex rounded with a short acumen, thin, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, solitary, terminal on up to 20 cm long pink-tinged glabrous scapes; involucre 15–23 mm long, 12–14 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus absent or obscure, linear, 3 mm long; phyllaries 9–13, 15–23 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets orange-red, corolla 19–28 mm long, tube glabrous, slightly expanded in upper two-thirds, lobes 3.5–4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 7 mm long, glabrous; pappus 16–25 mm long.
Habitat
On or among rocks; 1200–1750 m
Distribution
T4

Native to:

Tanzania, Zambia

Kleinia mweroensis (Baker) C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Carson, A. [15] K000377725

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 927 (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: 927 (1986).
  • P. Halliday, Noteworthy sp. Kleinia, in Hookers Ic. Pl. 29 (4): 63, t. 3886 (1988).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0