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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. 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
 Annual or perennial herbs, with an indument of short-stalked T-shaped hairs with long arms; leaves opposite or alternate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula fairly small, homogamous and discoid in small clusters or in lax corymbiform cymes; involucre obconic to cyathiform; phyllaries ± spreading, the outermost smallest, the innermost largest, usually with hyaline margins; receptacle smooth or alveolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets purple or mauve, narrowly infundibuliform with 5 lobes, usually puberulous, the lobes sometimes with bristles or T-hairs; anthers obtuse at base, with narrowly ovate appendages at the apex; style branches linear, hairy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes turbinate or oblong-obconic, rounded or truncate at the apex, without ribs or 4-10-ribbed; pappus absent or of a few caducous setae, rarely of persistent scales.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs with simple to much-branched, erect or decumbent stems.
Morphology General Indumentum
Vegetative indumentum of short-stalked, long-armed, symmetrical T-shaped hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, alternate, or in one species in whorls of 3, sessile or petiolate, lamina upper surface sparsely pilose to scabridulous, lower surface closely whitish-silvery araneose-felted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula usually small, few to numerous, laxly arranged in corymbiform cymes, or shortly-stalked in small clusters, homogamous and discoid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres obconic to cyathiform; phyllaries ± diverging, increasing in size to the inside, membranous or scarious usually with subhyaline margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle plane or alveolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corollas purple or mauve, regular, narrowly infundibuliform, 5-lobed, usually puberulous, the lobes sometimes with acicular bristles and/or T-shaped to Y-shaped hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers lanceolate-appendiculate at the apex, obtuse at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style-arms linear, hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes obovoid-oblong or turbinate, rounded or truncate at the apex, ecostate, or 4–6-ribbed, or 8–10-ribbed, polished and smooth or with hooked or ± straight simple or bifid trichomes and globose-glandular trichomes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Pappus 0, or of a few short very caducous barbellate setae, or of persistent overlapping scales.

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Gutenbergia Sch.Bip. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in 4(Jubelf. Buchdr.): 119 (1840)

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: 263.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bull.43: 249 (1988).
  • Wild & G.V. Pope in Kirkia 10: 311, 347 (1977).
  • in Gedenkb. IV Jubelf. Buchdr. Mainz: 119, t.4 (1840)
  • in Walp., Repert. 2: 703 (1843).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C. Jeffrey in K.B. 43: 249 (1988)
  • G.V. Pope in F.Z. 6: 151 (1992)
  • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 221 (1994)
  • Lisowski in Fragm. Flor. Geobot. 37: 294 (1992)
  • Wild & G.V. Pope in Kirkia 10: 339-384 (1977)
  • in Gedenkb. IV Jubelf. Buchdr. Mainz: 119, t. 4 (1840)

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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