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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, homogamous, in terminal corymbs; phyllaries 3–4-seriate, with conspicuous median secretory duct; receptacle epaleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets white, yellow or purple all hermaphrodite, 5-lobed, anthers with short tails
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Pappus of several rows of barbellate bristles.
Morphology General Habit
Shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, small, dentate

[FSOM]

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

Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, small, dentate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula discoid, homogamous, in terminal corymbs; phyllaries 3–4-seriate, with conspicuous median secretory duct; receptacle epaleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets white or yellow, all bisexual, 5-lobed, anthers with short tails
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds Pappus
Pappus of several series of barbellate bristles.
Distribution
Three species in north-eastern Africa, one in Madagascar.
Morphology General Habit
Shrubs

Native to:

Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Somalia

Iphionopsis Anderb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 5: 52 (1985)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Anderberg in Nord. J. Bot. 5: 51–56 (1985).
  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by H. Beentje [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 287 (1994)
  • in Nordic Journ. Bot. 5: 52 (1985)
  • in Pl. Syst. Evol. 176: 113 (1991)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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 2021. 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 2021. 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