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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya (Nyandarua Mountains).
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, monocarpic plant to 5 m tall, with trunk to 20 cm in diameter, pith to 6 cm in diameter; stem with a single, densely packed leaf-rosette of 40–110 leaves, with no internode elongation, cloaked with marcescent foliage.
Morphology General Exudate
The leaf-rosette secretes copious quantities of a mucilaginous fluid, and this dried mucilage is generally apparent on the base of the upper surface of the leaf.
Growth
Lateral branching is initiated below the developing inflorescence, but the plants almost never survive the first reproductive cycle.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf lamina oblanceolate, to 58 by 20 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence narrowly paniculate to 220 by 100 cm; capitula horizontal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets 16–17, to 23 mm long; disc florets 50–80.
Habitat
In saturated soils along valley bottoms in the afro-alpine zone; scattered plants sometimes occur in wet sedge-meadows on the plateau; 2950–3950 m
Distribution
K3 K4 endemic to Nyandarua/Aberdares

Native to:

Kenya

Dendrosenecio brassiciformis (R.E.Fr. & T.C.E.Fr.) Mabb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 28, 1995 Dale, I.R. [2849b], Kenya K000239718
Sep 28, 1995 Dale, I.R. [2849], Kenya K000239717
May 1, 1993 Fries, R.E. [2400], Kenya K000009731 isolectotype
May 1, 1993 Mabberley, D.J. [362], Kenya K000312225
May 1, 1993 Greenway, P.J. [12335], Kenya K000239725
May 1, 1993 Tweedie [1953], Kenya K000239727
May 1, 1993 Tweedie [1954], Kenya K000239728
May 1, 1993 Tweedie [1955], Kenya K000239729
May 1, 1993 Verdcourt, B. [3994], Kenya K000239731
May 1, 1993 Hedberg, O. [1609], Kenya K000239726
May 1, 1993 Dale, I.R. [2850], Kenya K000239719
May 1, 1993 Alluaud, C. [299], Kenya K000239723
May 1, 1993 Tweedie [1956], Kenya K000239730
May 1, 1993 Alluaud, C. [299], Kenya K000239722
May 1, 1993 Mabberley, D.J. [362], Kenya K000312224
May 1, 1993 Dale, I.R. [2850], Kenya K000239720
May 1, 1993 Dale, I.R. [2850], Kenya K000239721
May 1, 1993 Galpin, E.E. [7905b], Kenya K000239724

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).

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