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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.
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
Herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula heterogamous & disciform; phyllaries multiseriate, the outermost shortest; receptacle hairy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Outer florets female, filiform with minute lobes; inner florets hermaphrodite, infundibuliform, lobes 5, pilose, anthers sagittate, style arms linear and obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes hairy; pappus of 5–9 ± smooth bristles, rarely with an additional series of shorter scales.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Porphyrostemma Benth. ex Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 29: 96 (1873)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 3: 367.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Anderb. in Plant Syst. & Evol. 176: 162 (1991)
  • in K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 301 (1994)
  • in Trans. Linn. Soc., London 29: 96 (1873)

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