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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Montanoa Cerv.
      1. Montanoa hibiscifolia Benth.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mexico to Central America.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or woody herb 1–6 m high; branches pubescent to glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate to pentagonal, 7–40 cm long, 2.5–30 cm wide, entire or 3–5-lobed, the lobes themselves with secondary lobes, margins crenate to serrate, apices attenuate, pubescent to scabridulous on both surfaces and glandular beneath; petiole 1–8 cm long, often with auricles at apex.
    Capitulum
    Capitula in corymbose panicles, pendulous; stalks of individual capitula 2–6 cm long; involucre 1-seriate; phyllaries 4–5 mm long, reflexed in fruit; paleae 3–3.5 mm long, to 10 mm long in fruit.
    Florets
    Ray florets 7–8, ray white, 15–17 mm long, tube yellow, < 1 mm long; disc florets many, yellow, 1–1.2 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes brown or red-brown, 3–3.5 mm long, rugulose, the apex glandular; pappus absent.
    Figures
    Fig. 160 (page 756).
    Habitat
    orest margins, thicket edge near swamp; 1100–1200 m
    Distribution
    originally from Central America, now a widespread ornamental that sometimes naturalises T2 T3 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá

    Introduced into:

    Cape Provinces, Hawaii, KwaZulu-Natal, Mauritius, New South Wales, Northern Provinces, Queensland, Réunion, Society Is., Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Montanoa hibiscifolia Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Vidensk. Meddel. Naturhist. Foren. Kjøbenhavn 1852: 89 (1853)

    Accepted by

    • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

    Not accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. [Cited as Montanoa hibiscifolia.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • D.J.N. Hind in Fl. Masc. 109: 185, t. 62 (1993).
    • Lisowski, Asterac. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 222 (1991).
    • Benth. in Oersted, Vidensk. Meddel. Naturhist. Foren. Kjobenhavn 1852, 5–7: 89 (1852).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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