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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Mt. Meru).
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 2 cm in diameter; stem with lax leaf-rosettes of 15–25 leaves, with little internode elongation, covered with retained leaf-bases for 1–2 m below the leaf-rosettes.
Growth
Repeated reproduction and branching yields a sprawling, open canopy with up to 10–30 aerial meristems in mature trees.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf lamina elliptic, to 113 cm long and 34 cm wide, hair cushion weakly to strongly developed on upper leaf-base, lower surface glabrous or sparsely pubescent, villose along lower midvein.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence broadly paniculate to 100 cm tall, 50 cm in diameter; capitula presented horizontally.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow, 12–17, to 23 mm long; disc florets 40–65.
Habitat
Moist sites in upper afro-montane evergreen forest and ericaceous moorland; largest and most abundant plants grow along small ravines with abundant moisture and light; 2850–3350 m
Distribution
T2 endemic to Mt Meru

Native to:

Tanzania

Dendrosenecio meruensis (Cotton & Blakelock) E.B.Knox appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377660 holotype
May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377661 holotype
May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377662 holotype
May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377663 holotype
May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377664 holotype
May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377665 holotype
May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377666 holotype
May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377667 holotype
May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377669 holotype
May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377670 holotype
May 1, 1993 Burtt, B.D. [4050], Tanzania K000377668 holotype
Greenway, P.J. [7801], Tanzania 12311.000

First published in Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 19: 245 (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: 245 (1993).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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