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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 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.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence broadly pyramidal to 120 cm tall, 80 cm in diameter; capitula presented horizontally.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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

Native to:

Kenya

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

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

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