1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Dendrosenecio (Hauman ex Hedberg) B.Nord.
      1. Dendrosenecio meruensis (Cotton & Blakelock) E.B.Knox

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

    [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 2 cm in diameter; stem with lax leaf-rosettes of 15–25 leaves, with little internode elongation, covered with retained leaf-bases for 1–2 m below the leaf-rosettes.
    Growth
    Repeated reproduction and branching yields a sprawling, open canopy with up to 10–30 aerial meristems in mature trees.
    Leaves
    Leaf lamina elliptic, to 113 cm long and 34 cm wide, hair cushion weakly to strongly developed on upper leaf-base, lower surface glabrous or sparsely pubescent, villose along lower midvein.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence broadly paniculate to 100 cm tall, 50 cm in diameter; capitula presented horizontally.
    Florets
    Ray florets yellow, 12–17, to 23 mm long; disc florets 40–65.
    Habitat
    Moist sites in upper afro-montane evergreen forest and ericaceous moorland; largest and most abundant plants grow along small ravines with abundant moisture and light; 2850–3350 m
    Distribution
    T2 endemic to Mt Meru

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Dendrosenecio meruensis (Cotton & Blakelock) E.B.Knox appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377666 holotype
    May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377660 holotype
    May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377661 holotype
    May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377662 holotype
    May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377663 holotype
    May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377664 holotype
    May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377665 holotype
    May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377667 holotype
    May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377668 holotype
    May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377669 holotype
    May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377670 holotype
    Greenway, P.J. [7801], Tanzania 12311.000

    First published in Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 245 (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: 245 (1993).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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