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This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to Kenya (Mt. Elgon).

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Upright, polycarpic plant to 8 m tall, with trunk to 50 cm in diameter; pith 2.5–5 cm in diameter; stem with densely packed leaf-rosettes of 30–50 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.
Morphology Branches
Branching sparse to dense; spreading.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf lamina elliptic or cordate, to 97 cm long and 32 cm wide, with lower portion of leaf constricted, hair cushion present on upper leaf-base, sometimes extending along upper midvein, lower surface glabrous or with a dense indumentum, villose along lower midvein.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence broadly paniculate to 120 cm tall, 80 cm in diameter; capitula pendulous or presented horizontally.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets 11–13, to 24 mm long, or absent; disc florets 40–130.

Native to:

Kenya, Uganda

Dendrosenecio elgonensis (T.C.E.Fr.) E.B.Knox appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 244 (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: 244 (1993).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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