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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Pacific.
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 herb, with few mostly decumbent branches to 50 cm long, often almost leafless.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves mainly basal, alternate, also tufted at nodes under lateral branches, the lowermost sometimes simple, but usually deltoid in outline, pinnatifid, 1–4 cm long, 0.5–3 cm wide, with few narrow lobes, subglabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula few, on long peduncles, radiate; phyllaries ovate, grading into paleae.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets 5–12, yellow with purple veins, female, to 5 mm long; disc florets 7–12, yellow, 2.5–3.5 mm long; anthers black.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes dark brown to black, ellipsoid, 5–8(–13) mm long, glabrous or with barbs along the ribs; with 2 aristae to 5 mm long, with retrorse barbs.
Figures
Fig 175 (p. 812).
Habitat
oastal wooded grassland; ± 0 m
Distribution
T3 possibly an introductionNepal, India and Sri Lanka to Korea, Japan and the Pacific

Native to:

Borneo, Caroline Is., China Southeast, East Himalaya, Fiji, Hainan, India, Kazan-retto, Lesser Sunda Is., Marianas, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, South Australia, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Vanuatu, Victoria, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia

Extinct in:

Sri Lanka

Glossocardia bidens (Retz.) Veldkamp appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Brown, R. [s.n.], Australia K000943090
Wight, R. [1454], India K000943098
Cunningham, A. [s.n.], New South Wales K000943094
Wallich, N. [3190], India K000943100
Cunningham, A. [s.n.], Australia K000943092
Forster, J.G.A. [s.n.], New Caledonia K000943089
Labillardière, J.J.H. [s.n.], Australia K000943091
Wight, R. [1454], India K000943099
Moore, C. [s.n.], New South Wales K000943093
Wight, R. [1611], India K000943097
Cunningham, A. [261], New South Wales K000943095

First published in Blumea 35: 468 (1991)

Accepted by

  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
  • Koyama, H., Bunwong, S., Pornpongrungrueng, P. & Hind, D.J.N. (2016). Flora of Thailand 13(2): 143-428. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Kitalong, A.H., DeMeo, R.A. & Holm, T. (2008). Native Trees Palau. A field guide: 1-236.
  • Ranasinghe, S. & al. (2020). The national red list 2020 - Conservation status of the flora of Sri Lanka: 1-254. Biodiversity secretariat, Ministry of environment and the national herbarium.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Veldk. in Blumea 35 (2): 468 (1991).

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