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Plectocephalus varians (A.Rich.) C.Jeffrey ex Cuf.

Specimen

MNHN-P-P0010410
AFT (Tropical Africa)

Taxonomy

Asteraceae
Plectocephalus varians (A.Rich.) C.Jeffrey ex Cuf.

Origin

Lower slopes of mt. Cilalo, Asella, near Swedish Mission. Alt. c. 2000 m. Grassy places.
De Wilde-Duyfjes B.E.E.
1965-9-9
2000
Perennial herbs up to c. 40 cm high. Stems often prostrate at the base. Lves green to slightly greyish green with much paler midrib. Peduncle at base of infl. dull purplish veined. Bracts pale green with purple brown margin. Fl bright lilac