Melanoseris "subpeltata"

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Melanoseris "subpeltata"

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Description

Climbing herb, 4-6 m high; stem striate, glabrous. Leaves subpeltate, ovate, 4-12 cm long, 2.5-5 cm wide, base rounded, margins glandular-denticulate to dentate, apex attenuate, sparsely pilose with purplish hairs to glabrous; petiole inserted 1-2 cm from the base of the leaf, 1.5-6 cm long; venation palmate, from the petiole insertion point. Capitula in pendulous, lax: leafy panicles 10-30 cm long; involucre 11-14 mm long; phyllaries ovate (outermost) to lanceolate, 1-14 mm long, acute or obtuse, distally ciliate. Florets 5-7 per capitulum; corolla pink, tube cylindric, 6-8 mm long, lobes 6-8 mm long, 1-2 mm wide. Achenes yellow-brown;,cylindric but 12-ribbed, 4-5 mm long, not beaked, glabrous; pappus white or cream, 9-12 mm long.

from: Jeffrey, C. & Beentje, H. J. 2000: Cichorieae. – Pp. 63-108 in: Beentje, H. J. & Smith, S. A. L. (ed.), Flora of Tropical East Africa. Compositae (Part 1). – Kew.

Distribution

Africa: Ethiopia (EthiopianativeA,B,C,D); Kenya (KenyanativeA,D,E); Rwanda (RwandanativeA,D,F); Zaire (ZairenativeA,B,C,D,G)

Bibliography

A. Beentje H. J. & Jeffrey C. - Cichorieae in Polhill R.M. (ed.), Flora of Tropical East Africa. Compositae 1. 2000
B. Jeffrey C., Notes on Compositae: 1. The Cichorieae In East Tropical Africa in Kew Bull. 18 (3). 1966
C. Lawalrée A., Dethier D. & Gilissen E., Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-Rwanda-Burundi). Spermatophytes, Compositae I. 1986
D. Tadesse M. - 16. Scolymus - 29. Tragopogon in Hedberg I. & Edwards S., Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea. 2004
E. Agnew A. D. Q. & Agnew S., Upland Kenya wild flowers. A flora of the ferns and herbaceous flowering plants of Upland Kenya, ed. 2. 1994
F. Troupin G. - 62. Prenanthes in Troupin G., Flore du Rwanda. Spermatophytes 3. 1985
G. Robyns W., Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert. Sympétales 2. 1947