Skip to main content
This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya (Nyandarua Mountains, Mt. Kenya).
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 7 m tall, with trunk to 50 cm in diameter, pith to 8 cm in diameter; stem with densely packed leaf-rosettes of 50–100 leaves, with no internode elongation; cloaked with marcescent foliage.
Growth
Infrequent reproduction yields sparsely branched, columnar plants that rarely exceed three reproductive cycles.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf lamina oblanceolate, to 82 cm long and 22 cm wide, upper leaf-base with long, yellowish trichomes, sometimes extending along upper midvein, lower surface glabrous or sparsely pubescent, villose along lower midvein.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence paniculate to 250 cm tall, 120 cm in diameter; capitula pendulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets 80–140.
Figures
Fig. 117 (page 556).
Habitat
Moist, drained soils in the afro-alpine zone; largest and most abundant plants grow on the west flank where afternoon cloud ameliorates evapo-transpiration; on Nyandarua/Aberdares known only from the very summit of Sattima Peak; 3650–4350 m
Distribution
K3 K4 endemic to Mt Kenya and Nyandarua/Aberdares

Native to:

Kenya

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 28, 1995 Allt, G. [106], Kenya K000354531
Sep 28, 1995 Rogers, C.G. [s.n.], Kenya K000312226
Sep 28, 1995 Young, T. [44], Kenya K000354532
Sep 28, 1995 Hedberg, O. [1726], Kenya K000312227
Sep 28, 1995 Rammell, J.C. [2675], Kenya K000312231
Sep 28, 1995 Allt, G. [106], Kenya K000354530
Sep 28, 1995 Rammell, J.C. [2675], Kenya K000312232
Sep 28, 1995 Hedberg, O. [1703], Kenya K000311661 syntype
Sep 28, 1995 Young, T. [44], Kenya K000354533
Sep 28, 1995 Rammell, J.C. [2675], Kenya K000312233
Sep 28, 1995 Fries, R.E. [1356], Kenya K000311662 isolectotype
Sep 28, 1995 Rammell, J.C. [2675], Kenya K000312228
Sep 28, 1995 Rammell, J.C. [2675], Kenya K000312229
Sep 28, 1995 Rogers, C.G. [s.n], Kenya K000312230

First published in Opera Bot. 44: 43 (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: 43 (1978).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
© 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 2021. 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