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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Mt. Kilimanjaro).

[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 to 40 cm in diameter; pith 4–5 cm in diameter; stem bears densely packed leaf-rosettes of 25–80 leaves, without internode elongation; cloaked with marcescent foliage.
Note
Infrequent reproduction yields sparsely branched, columnar plants that rarely exceed three reproductive cycles.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf lamina lanceolate or cordate, to 65 cm long and 22 cm wide, with lower portion of leaf constricted to form a pseudo-petiole; hair cushion present on upper leaf-base, lanate along upper midvein, lower surface glabrous or tomentose, villose along lower midvein.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence broadly paniculate to 180 cm tall, 80 cm wide; capitula pendulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets prominent or inconspicuous to absent; disc florets 100–380.

Native to:

Tanzania

Dendrosenecio kilimanjari (Mildbr.) 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