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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herb, 30–90 cm high, sometimes woody near the base, much-branched; stems angular, sparsely glandular, arachnoid but rapidly glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnatifid, sessile, obovate in outline, 2–9 cm long, 0.8–4 cm wide, base with a winged pseudopetiole, the very base briefly decurrent on the stem, lobes 3–5 pairs and a terminal lobe, obovate, dentate, apex acute, tomentose or arachnoid above but glabrescent, densely scabridulous but glabrescent beneath, glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary on axillary or terminal branches, on stalks 1–16 cm long with reduced leaves or bracts, but the whole plant branching to form a lax inflorescence; involucre obconical, 15–20 mm long; phyllaries green with paler margins and tipped black, erect, lanceolate, 3–17 mm long, acute, glandular and thin-pubescent; receptacle with slightly flattened setae to 11 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets many (several tens); outer florets few, in a single row, sterile, tube filiform, 5–12 mm long, with 2–3(–4) linear lobes 2–3 mm long; inner florets with tube cylindrical from a wider base and slightly funnel-shaped distally, 3.3–4.8 mm long, pubescent; corolla proximally whitish, distally pale pink to lilac, five lobes strap-shaped, 1.5–2 mm long, erect.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes brownish, ellipsoid, 2.5–5 mm long, slightly ribbed, hairy, with a slightly widened distal rim; pappus set inside the rim, of several rows of narrow scales 0.5–4 mm long, rounded or ciliate at the apex.
Figures
Fig. 14.
Habitat
Grassland and Acacia grassland, in overgrazed and eroded sites and on disturbed ground, may be locally abundant; 900–2100 m
Distribution
The pappus scales close around the florets when moist, and spread out when drying. K1 K3 K4 K6 T2

Native to:

Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Socotra, Tanzania

Volutaria boranensis (Cufod.) Wagenitz appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Candollea 46: 408 (1991)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Wagenitz in Candollea 46: 408 (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 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