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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial succulent herb, rhizomatous, almost leafless; rhizomes subterranean, white with purple tips; stems erect, usually unbranched, succulent, 9.5–30 cm high, to 1.4 cm in diameter, subcylindrical, 5-ridged, tubercular, green or grey-green with the ribs usually darker green or reddish-brown.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves represented by narrow scales 2–6 mm long, shrivelling quickly.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, solitary or rarely 2 together, terminal on usually solitary 5–19 cm long scapes, green or dull purplish; bracts small, filiform; involucre cylindrical, 14–20 mm long, 10–12 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus obscure or absent; phyllaries 7–10, reddish at least towards the apex, 14–20 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets rich bright red, corolla 16–23.5 mm long, tube glabrous, slightly expanded in upper two-thirds, lobes 2.5–4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 4–5 mm long, ribbed, glabrous or with sparse short hairs; pappus 16–22 mm long.
Habitat
Acacia–Commiphora bushland on stony ground, often at base of shrubs, thicket edges, rocky sites; (1100–)1500–2250 m
Distribution
K3 K4 K6 T1 T2 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Kleinia gregorii (S.Moore) C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Perkins, B.L., Kenya 16254.000

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

  • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Afr.: fig. 522 (1987).
  • C.Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 927 (1986).
  • P. Halliday, Noteworthy sp. Kleinia, in Hookers Ic. Pl. 29 (4): 39, t. 3881 (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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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