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Composite # 8

G. sp.

foliage and inflorescences of unknown asteraceae species, Mombasa, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed adjaecent to a fresh water pond near Mombasa, Kenya. January 2012. Plants were many-stemmed and about two meters tall.

This is a tall shrubby plant apparently partial to occasionally saturated soils in coastal areas of Kenya.

  • Disc Flowers: The disc flowers are pale purple-lavender. The tubular corollas are long and slender.
  • Ray Flowers: The ray flowers are absent, however, some of the disc flowers are larger than others.
  • Phyllaries: The florets are much taller than the subtending phyllaries which are of two or three lengths. The heads are small and numerous.
  • Pappus:
  • Leaves: The leaves are lance shaped with shallow teeth along the margins.

Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family -- Eupatorieae

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Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 2 August 2012