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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial succulent herb; root tuberous and horizontal, ovoid, ± 2 cm long; stem erect, usually unbranched, cylindrical, 8–20 cm high, obscurely tuberculate, greenish with purple longitudinal stipes.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subulate, 2–7(–12) cm long, up to 3 mm thick, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, 1–2, terminal on 5–22 cm long scapes; involucre 20–23 mm long, 10–12 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus obscure or absent; phyllaries 7–10, 20–23 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets bright red; corolla 24 mm long, tube glabrous, slightly expanded in upper half, lobes 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes not seen mature but ovary 4–6.5 mm long, hairy; pappus 19.5–22 mm long.
Habitat
Grassland or open dry bushland; 800–1050 m
Distribution
K4 K6 T3

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2009 Luke, Q. [10794B], Kenya K000545412
Thulin, M. [3747], Ethiopia 53600.000
Thulin, M. [3747], Ethiopia 54466.000

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): 33, t. 3880 (1988).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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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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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