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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs with annual stems from a small woody rootstock
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, subsessile, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula homogamous, solitary or in corymbiform cymes; receptacle paleate, the paleae grading from the inner phyllaries and usually exceeding them
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets exserted; corolla purplish, the lobes setose; anthers with small triangular hyaline appendage; style branches tapering, hairy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 4–5-angled, with scattered large brown cells; pappus double, the outer of 5–15 scales, the inner of rather few, slightly flattened, barbellate bristles.

[FZ]

Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs with erect, usually tufted, annual stems from small woody rootstocks; roots radiating, thong-like.
Morphology Stem
Stems ± strict, branching near the apex, glabrous, sparsely pilose or pubescent, densely leafy with leaves often grading into the phyllaries.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged, subsessile, filiform to ± elliptic or lanceolate, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula homogamous, 1 -many, solitary or in lax terminal corymbiform cymes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres broadly cup-shaped to turbinate-campanulate, florets exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries several seriate, larger to the inside, appressed imbricate to somewhat spreading, the outer often grading into the bracts or leaves below, glabrous to pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle flat or ± dome-shaped, paleaceous with the paleae grading from the inner phyllaries and usually exceeding them in length.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corollas purple, narrowly funnel-shaped, regularly 5-lobed, the lobes sparsely to densely setose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers with a small triangular hyaline apical appendage, anther thecae brownish and shortly acute at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style arms terete tapering to the apex, hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes oblong-turbinate and 4–5-ribbed sometimes somewhat angular and 4–5-sided, setulose to hispid, or glabrous, with scattered large brown cells on the sides; pappus 2-seriate, the outer series of 5–15 broad or narrow scales, the inner of somewhat larger narrow paleaceous setae.

Native to:

Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Dewildemania O.Hoffm. ex De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 4, 1(3): x (1903)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bull.43: 271 (1988).
  • Wild & G.V. Pope in Kirkia 10: 327, 343 (1977).
  • in Ann. Mus. Congo, Sér. 4, 1: x (1903).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C. Jeffrey in K.B. 43: 271 (1988)
  • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 219 (1994)
  • Wild & G.V. Pope in Kirkia 10:327, 343 (1977)
  • in Ann. Mus. Congo, Bot., sér. 4, 1: x (1903)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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