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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania, Rwanda, Angola.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Herb 50–120(–200 outside our area) cm tall, with annual stems from a perennial creeping rhizome; stems unbranched but for the inflorescence, sparsely hispid with simple hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, erect or ascending, ovate to narrowly oblong or lanceolate, 1.2–7 cm long, 0.3–2.4 cm wide, decreasing in size and becoming relatively narrower up the stem, base cuneate to rounded, margins revolute and remotely obscurely denticulate, apex acute and apiculate, scabrid on both surfaces but more sparsely so beneath, with dense sessile glands beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula few to several in lax terminal corymbiform cymes; stalks of individual capitula thinly pubescent; involucre campanulate, 5–10 mm long; phyllaries 5-seriate, purplish especially towards the apex and on upper margins, ovate to lanceolate, 1.5–8.2 mm long, the outer acute, the inner obtuse and sometimes slightly expanded at the apex, all apiculate or pungent, thinly arachnoid with brownish hairs.
    Flowers
    Corolla mauve or purple, 7–8.2 mm long, lobes 2–2.7 mm long, glabrous or with a few long apical hairs.
    Fruits
    Achenes brown, cylindric, 2–2.5 mm long, 5–10-ribbed, ascending-pubescent, glandular; outer pappus 0.6–1.2 mm long, inner pappus 5–6 mm long.
    Habitat
    Grassland and swamp grassland; 1200–1800 m
    Distribution
    T1 T2 T4 T6 U2 U3 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Rwanda, Tanzania

    Vernonia kandtii Muschl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Welwitsch [3364], Angola K000273154 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 46(1-2): 87 (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): 658 (1995).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 43: 228 (1988).
    • Muschl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 46: 87 (1911).

    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
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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