1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Dendrosenecio (Hauman ex Hedberg) B.Nord.
      1. Dendrosenecio keniensis (Baker f.) Mabb.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Polycarpic plant to 1.5 m tall (in flower), initially upright, with trunk to 5 cm in diameter, pith to 2 cm in diameter; stem with densely packed leaf-rosettes of 30–40 leaves, with no internode elongation, cloaked with marcescent foliage.
    Branches
    Lateral branches produced near ground-level readily capable of adventitious rooting to support a ‘creeping’ horizontal growth-form.
    Leaves
    Leaf lamina oblanceolate, to 56 cm long and 18 cm wide, basal portion wide, non-photosynthetic, and capable of secreting limited quantities of a mucilaginous fluid containing ice-nucleating polysaccharides, hair cushion present on upper leaf-base, which is also often coated with dried mucilage, lower surface with a dense, felty indumentum on the photosynthetic portion only.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence narrowly conical to 110 cm tall, 20 cm in diameter; capitula pendulous.
    Florets
    Ray florets 12–16, to 25 mm long; disc florets 60–80.
    Habitat
    In saturated soils along valley bottoms and in other wet sites of the afro-alpine zone; most abundant in the Teleki Valley; 3300–4275 m
    Distribution
    endemic to Mt Kenya K4

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    Distribution

    Dendrosenecio keniensis (Baker f.) Mabb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 1993 Mabberley, D.J. [407], Kenya K000312214
    May 1, 1993 Mabberley, D.J. [408], Kenya K000312216
    May 1, 1993 Mabberley, D.J. [407], Kenya K000312213
    May 1, 1993 Mabberley, D.J. [408], Kenya K000312215
    May 1, 1993 Rammell, J.C. [2674], Kenya K000312219
    May 1, 1993 Rammell, J.C. [2674], Kenya K000312217
    May 1, 1993 Rammell, J.C. [2674], Kenya K000312218

    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
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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