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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Mt. Kilimanjaro).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Upright, polycarpic plant to 10 m tall, with trunk 40 cm or more in diameter; pith 1–2 cm in diameter; stem with up to 1 cm between successive leaf nodes; reproducing and branching repeatedly to form a broad, dense canopy with 50–80 aerial meristems in mature trees.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf lamina cordate, to 53 cm long and 40 cm wide, lower portion of leaf constricted to form a sheathing pseudo-petiole to 27 cm long; leaf generally glabrous except sparsely pubescent along lower venation.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence broadly pyramidal to 60 cm tall, 40 cm in diameter; capitula presented horizontally.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets 11–15; to 25 mm long; disc florets 30–50.
Figures
Fig. 116 (page 552).
Habitat
In the upper afro-montane evergreen forest and forest patches protected from fire in the lower ericaceous moorland; the largest known plants occur along the Mweka Route; 2750–3350 m
Distribution
T2 endemic to Kilimanjaro

Native to:

Tanzania, Uganda

Dendrosenecio johnstonii (H.H.Johnst.) B.Nord. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 28, 1995 Johnston, H.H. [15], Tanzania K000872539 lectotype
Sep 28, 1995 Johnston, H.H. [15], Tanzania K000872540 lectotype

First published in Opera Bot. 44: 42 (1978)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • B.Nord. in Opera Bot. 44: 42 (1978) pro parte.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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