1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Rastrophyllum Wild & G.V.Pope

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Tanzania and Zambia..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
     Annual herbs; stems erect, leafy
    Indumentum
    Vegetative indument of mixed flagelliform hairs and smaller T-shaped hairs
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, pinnatilobed or pinnatisect, the lobes revolute
    Capitulum
    Capitula homogamous, many in corymbiform cymes; involucre subglobose to urceolate; phyllaries increasing in size upwards, slightly scarious, ± indurated proximally
    Florets
    Florets narrowly funnel-shaped, with 5 lobes; anthers with obtuse sagittate bases and shortly ovate-appendiculate apices; style branches subulate and hairy
    Fruits
    Achenes oblong, truncate, without pappus.
    [FZ]

    Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

    Habit
    Annual herbs.
    Indumentum
    Vegetative indumentum consisting of erect flagelliform hairs, intermixed with smaller appressed ± T-shaped hairs on young growth.
    Stem
    Stems erect, leafy, branched.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, sessile, or petiolate and broadly amplexicaul in R. apiifolium M.G. Gilbert, pinnatipartitely lobed or pinnatisect; lobes mostly simple, linear, irregular in length along a midrib, revolute (lobes oblong, deeply serrate-dentate in R. apiifolium).
    Capitulum
    Capitula homogamous discoid, numerous in corymbiform cymes, capitula stalks short or to 2.5 cm. in R. apiifolium.
    Involucre
    Involucre subglobose-cupuliform (urceolate), phyllaries increasing in size to the inside, somewhat scarious or lower part ± indurated.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle dentate-alveolate.
    Corolla
    Corollas purple or mauve, narrowly funnel-shaped, limb 5-lobed.
    Anthers
    Anther apices shortly ovate-appendiculate, bases obtuse-sagittate.
    Style
    Style arms subulate, hairy.
    Fruits
    Achenes shortly obovoid-oblong, rounded-truncate above with 4–6 low broad ribs separated by narrow grooves, surface densely beset with closely-spaced single-celled tuberculate trichomes.
    Seeds
    Pappus absent.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zambia

    Rastrophyllum Wild & G.V.Pope appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kirkia 10(2): 325 (1977)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bull.43: 266 (1988).
    • in Kirkia 10: 324, 345 (1977).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 225 (1994)
    • C. Jeffrey in K.B. 43: 266 (1988)
    • in Kirkia 10: 325 (1977)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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