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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Mikaniopsis Milne-Redh.
      1. Mikaniopsis vitalba (S.Moore) Milne-Redh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Tropical Africa to Uganda and Angola.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Woody climber 3–8 m long; stem glabrous, rarely with remains of floccose indumentum.
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate, 4–9 cm long, 2.8–6 cm wide, base subcordate, margins entire or sparsely denticulate near the base, apex acuminate, glabrous or sometimes floccose above when young; palmately 5–7-veined from the base; petioles 2.5–4 cm long.
    Capitulum
    Capitula in terminal and upper axillary racemes or panicles with glandular axes, disciform; stalks of individual capitula 4–14 mm long; involucre obconic, 5–7.5 mm long; bracts of calyculus 2–3, lanceolate, 2 mm long, ciliate; phyllaries 7–8, linear-oblong, 4.4–7.5 mm long, acute and short-hairy at the apex, otherwise glabrous to puberulous.
    Florets
    Florets 8–12, the outer female, the inner hermaphrodite; corolla white, 4.5–7.5 mm long, lobes 0.4–1.2 mm long; style arms slightly narrowed towards apex, tip truncate or rounded.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindrical, 2–3 mm long, ribbed, glabrous; pappus 4–8 mm long, creamy white.
    Habitat
    Forest; 1200–2250 m
    Distribution
    U2 U4

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Uganda, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Mikaniopsis vitalba (S.Moore) Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2004 Etuge, M. [2177], Cameroon K000198545

    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

    • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 445 (1991).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 879 (1986).
    • Milne-Redh. in Exell, Cat. Vasc. Pl. S. Tomé Suppl.: 30 (1956).

    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.

    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