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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Tropical Africa to Uganda.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub 1-2(-4) m tall; stems erect, finely appressed-pubescent, glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, petiolate, elliptic or ovate, 5-20 cm long, 2.5-7 cm wide, base cuneate to attenuate, margins rather coarsely acutely serrate, apex acuminate to somewhat attenuate, scattered-pubescent above and mainly on veins beneath; petiole crispate-pubescent, 0.7-3 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula numerous in rather dense cymes, organized in lax terminal compound corymbs; stalks of individual capitula crispate-pubescent; involucres obconic-campanulate, 4-5 mm long, 3-4 mm in diameter; phyllaries 3-4-seriate, (narrowly) ovate, more or less pubescent on the margins, the inner pectinate-laciniate, acuminate or attenuate, pungent, 4-5 mm long, all darker in centre towards the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets 8-15; corolla light purple or mauve, 5-6 mm long, lobes 2.2-2.5 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes turbinate, 1.5-2 mm long, almost smooth, 4-5-ribbed, crowned with a small undulate-denticulate rim; pappus of few caducous bristles 1.7-2 mm long.
Habitat
Montane forest or woodland; 2100-2700 m
Distribution
U2

Native to:

Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

Bothriocline ruwenzoriensis (S.Moore) C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 43: 264 (1988)

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 43: 264 (1988).
  • Lisowski in Fragm. Flor. Geobot. 37: 346 (1992).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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