1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Nidorella Cass.
      1. Nidorella pedunculata Oliv.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial (or annual?) herb with several stems from a woody rhizome, 15–45 cm high, occasionally with some stems decumbent and sending up vertical branches; stems cylindrical, silvery arachnoid-pubescent, often clothed in rather dense marcescent leaves proximally.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, (narrowly) lanceolate, 2–5.5 cm long, 0.2–1 cm wide, base slightly auriculate, margins entire, apex acute and mucronate, green above with some remanants of arachnoid pubescence, densely silvery arachnoid-pubescent beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula bright or lemon yellow, 5–7 mm long, 3–6 together in dense globose or subglobose cymes, these terminal, solitary or very few together on 3–22 cm long almost leafless peduncles; stalks of individual capitula 1–4 mm long; phyllaries ± 26, the outermost smallest, narrowly lanceolate, 3–6 mm long, 0.7–1 mm wide, apex acute to attenuate, green with purplish tips and with a white arachnoid pubescence, densest on the outermost phyllaries; receptacle convex to almost globose, slightly toothed.
    Florets
    Marginal florets in several series, 40–50, tube 2.2–3.5 mm long, ray 1.5–3 mm long, ± 0.3 mm wide, obtuse or with a tiny notch, erect or spreading, style 4–4.7 mm long; central florets 15–20, tube 3.5–4 mm long, sparsely pilose, lobes 0.5–0.8 mm long, glandular; anthers 1.8–1.9 mm long with a small triangular appendage; style 4.5–4.6 mm long with narrow almost linear papillose branches.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindrical or slightly flattened ellipsoid, 1–1.7 mm long, pubescent; pappus of many white setae 4–4.7 mm long.
    Habitat
    Grassland, bushed grassland, scattered tree grassland, often in rocky sites; may be locally dominant on clay-rich loam; 1050–1950 m
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K6 T1 T2 U1

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Somalia, Zambia

    Nidorella pedunculata Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in (1888) 319.

    Accepted by

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

    Sources

    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 2019. 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 2019. 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