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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central African Republic to Ethiopia and Kenya.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb 0.4–1.5 m high; stems erect, branched, sparsely pilose near base.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, the basal oblanceolate-spatulate, 6–11 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, base attenuate into a pseudopetiole, apex acute; stem leaves lanceolate to oblong, base auriculate with dentate margins and semi-amplexicaul, apex acute to acuminate, glabrous above, puberulous to glabrous beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 2–4, eventually long-stalked, discoid, many-flowered; involucre 6–10 mm long, 2.5 mm in diameter, glabrous; phyllaries 8–13, 6–10 mm long, with black papillose apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets yellow to bright orange, corolla 7.5–10 mm long, lobes 1–2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.5–3 mm long, hairy; pappus 3.5–6 mm long.
Habitat
Swamp edge, on black cotton soil; ± 740 m
Distribution
K1

[KBu]

Tadesse, M., & Beentje, H. (2004). A Synopsis and New Species of Emilia (Compositae-Senecioneae) in Northeast Tropical Africa. Kew Bulletin, 59(3), 469-482. doi:10.2307/4110954

Conservation
Least concern (LC).
Distribution
Congo (Kinshasa), Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and Kenya.
Ecology
Open Acacia drepanolobium bushland; alt. 1150 m. Elsewhere in bushland or swamp edges at mid-altitudes.
Morphology General Habit
Erect annual herb, 10 - 35 cm high
Morphology Leaves
Lower leaves ovate-narrowly ovate, narrowed into a narrowly winged petiole, 6 - 8 x 2 - 3 cm, petiole up to 2 cm long, glabrous, margins denticulate, apex acute; upper leaves oblong-narrowly ovate, auriculate and semi-amplexicaul at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets bright orange; corolla 7.6 - 9.2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes purplish-brown (slightly immature), white pubescent on the ribs, (2 -)2.6 - 4.7 x 0.6 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries 10 - 12, glabrous, 6 - 7 x (0.5 -) 1 - 2 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 2 - 4 in open cymes, discoid, 8 - 10 x 3 - 4 mm at anthesis
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncles glabrous or glabrescent, up to 6 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds Pappus
Pappus c. 4 mm long.
Type
Congo (Kinshasa), Mt Kahuzi, Lisowski 85628 (POZG, holotype).

Native to:

Burundi, Central African Repu, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

Emilia jeffreyana Lisowski appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Polish Bot. Stud. 1: 89 (1991)

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 52: 208 (1997).
  • Lisowski in Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 379 (1991)
  • Lisowski in Polish Bot. Stud. 1: 91, t. 4c (1991)

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/
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Kew Bulletin
Kew Bulletin
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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