1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Nidorella Cass.
      1. Nidorella vernonioides Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Djibouti to E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree, 1.5–9 m high, much branched; trunk at base up to 30 cm in diameter, bark brown and rough with many fine ridges; branchlets cylindrical, the ultimate branchlets 3–9 mm in diameter, white-pubescent or puberulous, distally densely leafy and clothed in marcescent leaves.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile or pseudopetiolate, bunched towards distal end of branches, lanceolate, 6–19 cm long, 1–5 cm wide, base gradually cuneate or attenuate but auriculate or sub-auriculate near the stem, margins denticulate to serrate with callose teeth, rarely subentire, apex acute to narrowly acuminate, puberulous or scabridulous above, tomentellous to thinly pubescent beneath, glabrescent, glandular on both surfaces.
    Capitulum
    Capitula 5–9 mm long, several together in hemispherical cymes, which in turn are united into large terminal leafy corymbs; stalks of individual capitula 1–4 mm long, pubescent; phyllaries 20–24, the outermost somewhat smaller than the inner, 3–7.5 mm long, 0.4–1 mm wide, the outermost pubescent; receptacle flat or convex, slightly toothed.
    Florets
    Marginal florets yellow, 16–40, tube 1.7–4 mm long, ray erect, 1.3–1.8 mm long, 0.3–0.5 mm wide and rather deeply notched to entire, style 3–5.5 mm long; central florets yellow, 3–11(–19), tube 2.8–4.6 mm long, sparsely pilose and glandular proximally, lobes 0.9–1.2 mm long; anthers 1.8–2 mm long with a triangular appendage; style 4–6.5 mm long, with papillose clavate branches.
    Fruits
    Achenes flattened and elliptical to obovoid, 1–2 mm long, pubescent; pappus of many white setae 2.5–5.5 mm long.
    Habitat
    Bamboo zone, Hagenia-Rapanea zone, Erica-Stoebe zone, in glades and forest margins, in damp sites, on ridge crests or steep slopes; 2300–3600(–3750?) m
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K5 K6 T2 U2 U3

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Nidorella vernonioides Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1993 Fries, R.E. [1332], Kenya Conyza vernonioides subsp. arborea K000311635 Unknown type material

    First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 384 (1848)

    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
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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