1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Dendrosenecio (Hauman ex Hedberg) B.Nord.
      1. Dendrosenecio keniodendron (R.E.Fr. & T.C.E.Fr.) B.Nord.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya (Nyandarua Mountains, Mt. Kenya).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Upright, polycarpic plant to 7 m tall, with trunk to 50 cm in diameter, pith to 8 cm in diameter; stem with densely packed leaf-rosettes of 50–100 leaves, with no internode elongation; cloaked with marcescent foliage.
    Growth
    Infrequent reproduction yields sparsely branched, columnar plants that rarely exceed three reproductive cycles.
    Leaves
    Leaf lamina oblanceolate, to 82 cm long and 22 cm wide, upper leaf-base with long, yellowish trichomes, sometimes extending along upper midvein, lower surface glabrous or sparsely pubescent, villose along lower midvein.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence paniculate to 250 cm tall, 120 cm in diameter; capitula pendulous.
    Florets
    Ray florets absent; disc florets 80–140.
    Figures
    Fig. 117 (page 556).
    Habitat
    Moist, drained soils in the afro-alpine zone; largest and most abundant plants grow on the west flank where afternoon cloud ameliorates evapo-transpiration; on Nyandarua/Aberdares known only from the very summit of Sattima Peak; 3650–4350 m
    Distribution
    K3 K4 endemic to Mt Kenya and Nyandarua/Aberdares

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    Distribution

    Dendrosenecio keniodendron (R.E.Fr. & T.C.E.Fr.) B.Nord. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 28, 1995 Rogers, C.G. [s.n], Kenya K000312230
    Sep 28, 1995 Rogers, C.G. [s.n.], Kenya K000312226
    Sep 28, 1995 Hedberg, O. [1726], Kenya K000312227
    Sep 28, 1995 Hedberg, O. [1703], Kenya K000311661 syntype
    Sep 28, 1995 Fries, R.E. [1356], Kenya K000311662 isolectotype
    Sep 28, 1995 Allt, G. [106], Kenya K000354531
    Sep 28, 1995 Allt, G. [106], Kenya K000354530
    Sep 28, 1995 Rammell, J.C. [2675], Kenya K000312233
    Sep 28, 1995 Rammell, J.C. [2675], Kenya K000312228
    Sep 28, 1995 Rammell, J.C. [2675], Kenya K000312229
    Sep 28, 1995 Rammell, J.C. [2675], Kenya K000312231
    Sep 28, 1995 Rammell, J.C. [2675], Kenya K000312232
    Sep 28, 1995 Young, T. [44], Kenya K000354532
    Sep 28, 1995 Young, T. [44], Kenya K000354533

    First published in Opera Bot. 44: 43 (1978)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • B.Nord. in Opera Bot. 44: 43 (1978).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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