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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Upright, monocarpic plant to 5 m tall, with trunk to 20 cm in diameter, pith to 6 cm in diameter; stem with a single, densely packed leaf-rosette of 40–110 leaves, with no internode elongation, cloaked with marcescent foliage.
    Exudate
    The leaf-rosette secretes copious quantities of a mucilaginous fluid, and this dried mucilage is generally apparent on the base of the upper surface of the leaf.
    Growth
    Lateral branching is initiated below the developing inflorescence, but the plants almost never survive the first reproductive cycle.
    Leaves
    Leaf lamina oblanceolate, to 58 by 20 cm.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence narrowly paniculate to 220 by 100 cm; capitula horizontal.
    Florets
    Ray florets 16–17, to 23 mm long; disc florets 50–80.
    Habitat
    In saturated soils along valley bottoms in the afro-alpine zone; scattered plants sometimes occur in wet sedge-meadows on the plateau; 2950–3950 m
    Distribution
    K3 K4 endemic to Nyandarua/Aberdares

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    Distribution

    Dendrosenecio brassiciformis (R.E.Fr. & T.C.E.Fr.) Mabb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 28, 1995 Dale, I.R. [2849b], Kenya K000239718
    Sep 28, 1995 Dale, I.R. [2849], Kenya K000239717
    May 1, 1993 Greenway, P.J. [12335], Kenya K000239725
    May 1, 1993 Dale, I.R. [2850], Kenya K000239721
    May 1, 1993 Dale, I.R. [2850], Kenya K000239719
    May 1, 1993 Dale, I.R. [2850], Kenya K000239720
    May 1, 1993 Galpin, E.E. [7905b], Kenya K000239724
    May 1, 1993 Mabberley, D.J. [362], Kenya K000312225
    May 1, 1993 Mabberley, D.J. [362], Kenya K000312224
    May 1, 1993 Verdcourt, B. [3994], Kenya K000239731
    May 1, 1993 Tweedie [1953], Kenya K000239727
    May 1, 1993 Tweedie [1954], Kenya K000239728
    May 1, 1993 Tweedie [1955], Kenya K000239729
    May 1, 1993 Tweedie [1956], Kenya K000239730
    May 1, 1993 Hedberg, O. [1609], Kenya K000239726
    May 1, 1993 Fries, R.E. [2400], Kenya K000009731 isolectotype
    May 1, 1993 Alluaud, C. [299], Kenya K000239722
    May 1, 1993 Alluaud, C. [299], Kenya K000239723

    First published in : 100 (1986)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Mabb. in Vuilleumier and Monasterio, High Altitude Tropical Biogeography: 100 (1986).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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