1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Sonchus L.
      1. Sonchus camporum (R.E.Fr.) Boulos ex C.Jeffrey

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial dwarf herb with annual shoots, 7–35(–70) cm high; rhizome vertical, root-crown with a few reduced leaves; stems sparsely puberulous, glabrescent, but lanate just below the capitulum.
    Leaves
    Leaves narrowly elliptic or lanceolate, sometimes pinnatifid, 5–20 cm long, 1–5 cm wide (including the lobes), base amplexicaul and auriculate, margins entire or dentate, lobes (when present) narrowly triangular, to 2 cm long, apex acute, glabrous or with some hairs near the base; midrib wide, sometimes reddish.
    Capitulum
    Capitula few, in lax leafy panicles; involucre 16–20 mm long, ± cylindric; phyllaries lanceolate, 3–20 mm long, acute, white-tomentose near the base, otherwise glabrous, margins of innermost membranous.
    Florets
    Florets ± 65; corolla yellow, the outermost purplish beneath, tube cylindric, 9–11 mm long, ligule 4–6 mm long, 1–1.3 mm wide.
    Fruits
    Achenes brown, narrowly obovoid, flattened, 4.5–5 mm long, ribbed; pappus white, 9–10 mm long.
    Habitat
    Grassland; 1800–2300 m
    Distribution
    K3 K4 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Sonchus camporum (R.E.Fr.) Boulos ex C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1968 Lugard, C. [546], Kenya K000312261
    Jan 1, 1968 Dauglish, A.F. [68], Kenya K000312258
    Fries, R.E. [513b], Kenya K000251862 isotype
    Fries, R.E. [513b], Kenya K000312260 isotype
    Fries, R.E. [513], Kenya K000312259 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 18(3): 478 (1966)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 230 (1994).
    • Boulos in Bot. Notis. 127: 409 (1974).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 18: 478 (1966).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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