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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Sonchus L.
      1. Sonchus stenophyllus R.E.Fr.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, 5–100 cm high, branched; taproot stout, with white latex, root-crown with reduced leaves; stems glabrous except for the part closest to the capitulum.
    Leaves
    Leaves grey-green, linear, 3.5–13 cm long, 0.2–0.5 cm wide, base attenuate to sagittate-auriculate, margins entire or remotely denticulate, apex attenuate, glabrous or very sparsely pilose.
    Capitulum
    Capitula solitary or up to 3 in lax leafy cymes, the very base tomentose; involucre 12–17 mm long; phyllaries tinged purple, lanceolate, 4–17 mm long, margins membranous, entire or (in the outermost) spinulose, acute, distally ciliate, thickened at the base after flowering.
    Florets
    Florets ± 100 per capitulum; corolla yellow, the outermost purplish beneath, tube 5–9.5 mm long, distally pilose, ligule 3.5–4.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes brown, ellipsoid, flattened, 2.5–3.5 mm long, ribbed, rugose; pappus 6.5–8 mm long, ?persistent.
    Habitat
    Grassland or forest glades; 1700–2200 m
    Distribution
    K1 K4 T2 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Other Data

    Sonchus stenophyllus R.E.Fr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1997 Hepper, F.N. [6844], Kenya K000312262
    Jan 1, 1997 Gilbert, M.G. [5155], Kenya K000312264
    Jan 1, 1997 Richards, M. [24165], Tanzania K000312263
    Jan 1, 1962 Newbould, J.B. [3110], Kenya K000312265
    Fries, R.E. [123], Kenya K000311762 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Acta Horti Berg. 8: 106 (1925)

    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: 408 (1974).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 18: 478 (1966).
    • R.E. Fr. in Acta Horti Berg. 8: 106, t. 1/4–5 (1924).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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