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This species is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia to India and Tanzania.
Reichardia tingitana

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb, from almost stemless to 60 cm high; stems erect, hardly branched, striate, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves at first forming a rosette, eventually all cauline, somewhat glaucous, sometimes slightly succulent, oblanceolate in outline or ovate in upper leaves, 2–14´0.7–4 cm wide, base auriculate with toothed, rounded auricles, margins dentate, pinnatilobed or pinnatifid with white spinules all along the margins, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula terminal, solitary or paired, on swollen stalks to 26 cm long, these becoming corky at the fruiting stage; involucre 8–18 mm long; phyllaries ovate to lanceolate, 5–17 mm long, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow, sometimes with purple base or the outermost with reddish or purplish tips, tube cylindric, 3.5–8.5 mm long, ligules 5–11 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes whitish, ellipsoid, 1.5–4 mm long, tuberculate; pappus white, 6–11 mm long.
Distribution
N1–3 north-eastern Africa and from the Canary Is. to northern Tanzania and north-western India.
Ecology
Altitude range 1150–1800 m.
Vernacular
Burdid (Somali).

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb, from almost acaulescent to 60 cm high; stems erect, hardly branched, striate, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves at first forming a rosette, eventually all cauline, somewhat glaucous, sometimes described as slightly succulent, oblanceolate in outline, 2–14 cm long, 0.7–4 cm wide, base auriculate with toothed, rounded auricles, margins dentate, pinnatilobed or pinnatifid with white spinules all along the margins, apex attenuate to acute, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal, solitary or paired, on swollen stalks to 26 cm long, these becoming corky at the fruiting stage; involucre 8–18 mm long; phyllaries ovate (outermost) to lanceolate, 5–17 mm long, with broad scarious margins, apiculate, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Corolla yellow, sometimes with purple base or the outermost with reddish or purplish tips, tube cylindric, 3.5–8.5 mm long, ligules 5–11 mm long, 0.5–2 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes whitish, ellipsoid, 1.5–4 mm long, tuberculate; pappus white, 6–11 mm long.
Figures
Fig. 23.
Habitat
Thin grassland in rocky sites or on scree, in open areas in montane scrub, a weed of cultivation; 1050–2100 m
Distribution
NE Africa and from the Canary Is. to NW India K1 K3 T2

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Baleares, Canary Is., Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kenya, Kriti, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Spain, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Yemen

Introduced into:

Hawaii, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Reichardia tingitana (L.) Roth appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Abh. Beobacht.: 35 (1787)

Accepted by

  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A., Edmondson, J.R. & Hind, D.J.N. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Iraq 6: 1-458. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by H. Beentje [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 229 (1994).
  • Gallego et al. in Lagascalia 9: 171 (1980).
  • Oliv. & Hiern in Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 455 (1877).
  • Roth, Bot. Abh. Beobacht.: 35 (1787).

Flora of Somalia
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