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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Congo to Eritrea and S. Africa.
Erlangea sp.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, sessile; indumentum of simple multicellular hairs with an apical straight elongated cell
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula terminal, solitary or forming lax corymbiform cymes, homogamous, discoid; phyllaries 2–5-seriate, imbricate, subequal or the inner progressively longer, the outer sometimes leaf-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets many, purplish, exserted, tube cylindric, distally funnel-shaped, lobes 5, usually hirsute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes oblong-obovoid, prismatic and 3–6-angled or -ribbed, pitted and glandular between the ribs; pappus of few caducous bristles, barbellate.
Distribution
African genus of 13 species.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
 Annual or perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, sessile; indument of simple multicellular hairs with an apical straight elongated cell
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal, solitary or forming lax corymbiform cymes, homogamous, discoid; phyllaries 2-5-seriate, imbricate, subequal or the inner progressively longer, the outer sometimes foliaceous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets many, purplish, exserted, tube cylindric, distally infundibuliform, lobes 5, usually hirsute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes oblong-obovoid, prismatic and 3-6-angled or -ribbed, pitted and glandular between the ribs, pilose on the ribs; pappus of few caducous bristles, barbellate.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs.
Morphology General Indumentum
Vegetative indumentum of flagelliform hairs with an elongate terminal cell on a few to many-celled uniseriate stalk.
Morphology Stem
Stems erect, simple to much-branched, becoming stout and woody at the base, strongly striately ribbed, pilose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, sessile, or sometimes petiolate, subentire to serrate or ± deeply serrate-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula homogamous and discoid, laxly corymbiformly cymose, stalked.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres broadly campanulate-cyathiform; phyllaries diverging somewhat, increasing in size to the inside, membranous or scarious with a narrow subhyaline margin, obscurely 3-nerved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corollas purple to dark-mauve, exserted, narrowly infundibuliform, regularly 5-lobed; lobe apices acicular-setose, limb and tube somewhat glandular otherwise glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther apices appendiculate, bases subacute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style branches subulate, hirsute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes narrowly oblong-obovoid and c. 4-ribbed (prismatic and 3–6-angled), rounded at the apex, rugulose and with globose glandular trichomes sunk in pits between the ribs, short appressed setae often also present between and on the ribs, otherwise glabrous; pappus 1-seriate of caducous coarsely barbellate or subplumose setae.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Erlangea Sch.Bip. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Tanner, R.E.S. [499], Tanzania 16262.000

First published in Flora 36: 34 (1853)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 3: 265, not of F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 2: 170.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bull.43: 255 (1988).
  • Wild & G.V. Pope in Kirkia 10: 316, 362 (1977).
  • in Flora36: 34 (1853).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by H. Beentje [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C. Jeffrey in K.B. 43: 255 (1988)
  • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 220 (1994)
  • in Flora 36: 34 (1853)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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