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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Mikaniopsis Milne-Redh.
      1. Mikaniopsis bambuseti (R.E.Fr.) C.Jeffrey

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Uganda.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Scandent subshrub to 8 m long; stems white-tomentose, glabrescent, glandular.
    Leaves
    Leaves membranous, dark green above, ovate, 5–13 cm long, 3–11 cm wide, base cordate (the incision acute), margins sinuate-denticulate with glandular-apiculate teeth, apex acute to abruptly acuminate, glabrous to lanate above, densely white-tomentose beneath; palmately 5–7-veined from the base; petiole 1–8 cm long.
    Capitulum
    Capitula in dense terminal and upper axillary paniculoid corymbs, disciform; stalk of individual heads 3.5–9 mm long; involucre obconic, to 6 mm long and 2–3 mm wide; bracts of calyculus 3–7, ± 3 mm long; phyllaries 7–10, oblong-lanceolate, 4–5.5 mm long, acute to acuminate, tomentellous to glabrous.
    Florets
    Florets ± 12, outer female, inner hermaphrodite, corollas 5–8.2 mm long, pale yellow to almost white; lobes 1.2–1.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindrical, 1–2.4 mm long, ribbed, glabrous; pappus 5–11 mm long, creamy white.
    Figures
    Fig. 129 (page 615).
    Habitat
    Bamboo forest or thicket, less often in dry forest; 2100–3150 m
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K2 K3 K4 K6 U2

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Uganda

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Mikaniopsis bambuseti (R.E.Fr.) C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2005 Luke, W.R.Q. [8866], Kenya K000333196
    Jan 1, 1999 Greenway, P.J. [15056], Kenya K000333203
    Jan 1, 1999 Greenway, P.J. [13872], Kenya K000333204
    Jan 1, 1999 Jonsson, L. [644], Kenya K000333197
    Jan 1, 1999 Perdue, R.E. [9225], Kenya K000333202
    Polhill [240], Kenya K000333200
    Townsend, C.C. [2393], Kenya K000333198
    Wesche, K. [1982], Kenya K000333201

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 41(4): 878 (1986)

    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. 558, fig. (1994).
    • C.Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 878 (1986).

    Sources

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

    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