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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Upright, polycarpic plant to 7 m tall, with trunk to 35 cm in diameter; pith to 4 cm in diameter; stem with densely packed leaf-rosettes of 25–75 leaves, with no internode elongation, cloaked with marcescent foliage or at least covered with retained leaf-bases for 1–3 m below the leaf-rosettes.
    Growth
    Infrequent reproduction yields sparsely branched, spreading plants that rarely exceed four reproductive cycles.
    Leaves
    Leaf lamina oblanceolate, to 78 cm long and 21 cm wide, hair cushion present on upper leaf-base, sometimes extending along upper midvein, lower surface glabrous or with a sparse to dense pubescence, villose along lower midvein.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence broadly pyramidal to 120 cm tall, 80 cm in diameter; capitula presented horizontally.
    Florets
    Ray florets 6–17; to 20 mm long; disc florets 20–90.
    Habitat
    Along streams in the upper afro-montane evergreen forest and ericaceous moorland; more abundant and larger in the afro-alpine zone, reaching the summit of Sattima Peak; less common on Mt. Kenya where it is typically restricted to rocky outcrops and other sites in the moorlands that are protected from fire; 2950–4000 m
    Distribution
    K3 K4 endemic to Nyandarua/Aberdares and Mt Kenya

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    Distribution

    Dendrosenecio battiscombei (R.E.Fr. & T.C.E.Fr.) E.B.Knox appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 28, 1995 Dale, I.R. [2849a], Kenya K000239703
    Sep 28, 1995 Hedberg, O. [1593], Kenya K000239694
    Sep 28, 1995 Coe, M. [790], Kenya K000239691
    May 1, 1993 Rogers, C.G. [689], Kenya K000239708
    May 1, 1993 Rogers, C.G. [689], Kenya K000239709
    May 1, 1993 Bally, J. [B3358], Kenya K000239705
    May 1, 1993 Bally, J. [B3361], Kenya K000239706
    May 1, 1993 Dale, I.R. [2848], Kenya K000239704
    May 1, 1993 Dale, I.R. [2848], Kenya K000239699
    May 1, 1993 Dale, I.R. [2848], Kenya K000239700
    May 1, 1993 Dale, I.R. [2848], Kenya K000239701
    May 1, 1993 Dale, I.R. [2848], Kenya K000239702
    May 1, 1993 Townsend, C.C. [2413], Kenya K000239698
    May 1, 1993 Townsend, C.C. [2264], Kenya K000239710
    May 1, 1993 Townsend, C.C. [2413], Kenya K000239697
    May 1, 1993 Galpin, E.E. [7905a], Kenya K000239692
    May 1, 1993 Mabberley, D.J. [323], Kenya K000239695
    May 1, 1993 Mabberley, D.J. [364], Kenya K000239696
    May 1, 1993 Hedberg, O. [1985], Kenya K000239707
    May 1, 1993 Hedberg, O. [1554], Kenya K000239693
    May 1, 1993 Fries, R.E. [2436], Kenya K000311682 paratype
    May 1, 1993 Allt, G. [99], Kenya K000312220
    May 1, 1993 Rammell, J.C. [2676], Kenya K000239716
    May 1, 1993 Rammell, J.C. [2676], Kenya K000239711
    May 1, 1993 Rammell, J.C. [2676], Kenya K000239712
    May 1, 1993 Rammell, J.C. [2676], Kenya K000239713
    May 1, 1993 Rammell, J.C. [2676], Kenya K000239714
    May 1, 1993 Rammell, J.C. [2676], Kenya K000239715
    Mar 1, 1993 Fries, R.E. [1304], Kenya K000311681 isotype

    First published in Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 243 (1993): (1993)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • E.B.Knox in Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 243 (1993).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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