1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Vernonia Schreb.
      1. Vernonia ischnophylla Muschl.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Woody perennial herb or weak shrub about 3 m tall; stems thinly pubescent with asymmetrical T-shaped hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves shortly petiolate or sessile, narrowly elliptic, 5-22 cm long, 0.8-3 cm wide, narrowing towards the expanded-auriculate base but often with a short petiole to 5 mm, margins serrate, apex acuminate, somewhat coriaceous, somewhat scabrid and glabrescent above, densely pale tomentose beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula in elongated compound terminal thyrses; stalks of individual capitula pubescent; involucre cylindrical, 6.5-8 mm long; phyllaries 5-seriate, green in lower part, dark green medially in upper part, thinly floccose when young, broadly ovate, rounded, the inner oblong, minutely apiculate, 6 mm long.
    Florets
    Florets ± 7 per capitulum; corolla mauve, 9.5 mm long, lobes 2.5 mm long, glabrous.
    Fruits
    Achenes (immature) densely ascending-villous; outer pappus 1.2 mm long, inner pappus white, 7 mm long.
    Habitat
    Short grassland; 1550 m
    Distribution
    U2

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

    Vernonia ischnophylla Muschl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 46(1-2): 75 (1911)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Kalanda & Lisowski in Fragm. Flor. Geobot. 40 (2): 697, fig. 34 (1995).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 43: 219 (1988).
    • Muschl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 46: 75 (1911).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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