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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Mikaniopsis Milne-Redh.
      1. Mikaniopsis usambarensis (Muschl.) Milne-Redh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Robust perennial climber several m long, branched; stem semi-succulent, sparsely tomentellous in young parts, glabrescent, glandular.
    Leaves
    Leaves fleshy, broadly ovate, 5–9.5 cm long, 3–8.1 cm wide, base often cordate, rarely obtuse, margins usually irregularly sinuate-dentate, rarely entire, apex acute to broadly acuminate, glabrous or with remnants of floccose indumentum at least at the base and along midrib; palmately 5–6-veined from the base; petiole 2.8–5.9 cm long.
    Capitulum
    Capitula in terminal and axillary simple or paniculate corymbs, subsessile, disciform; stalk of individual heads 6–20 mm long; involucre obconic, 4.5–6(–9) mm long; bracts of calyculus 3–5, lanceolate, 1.6–4 mm long, glabrous; phyllaries 7–10, linear-oblong, 4.3–6 mm long, glabrous but shortly hairy at the apex.
    Florets
    Florets ± 8–12, outer 4–6 female, with corollas often shorter than the inner, inner hermaphrodite; corollas orange-yellow, white inside, 5.5–7(–10) mm long; lobes 1.3–2 mm long; style-arms with very short obtuse appendages.
    Fruits
    Achenes subcylindrical, 1–2.4 mm long, ribbed, glabrous; pappus 5.4–11 mm long, silvery white.
    Habitat
    Moist forest margins; 850–950(–2350) m
    Distribution
    K4 K5 T3

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Mikaniopsis usambarensis (Muschl.) Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in : 30 (1956)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 219 (1994).
    • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 559, fig. (1994).
    • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 443 (1991).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 878 (1986).
    • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 471 (1974).
    • Milne-Redh. in Exell, Cat. Vasc. Pl. S. Tomé Suppl.: 30 (1956).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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