1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Mikaniopsis Milne-Redh.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Scandent herbs or sub-shrubs with fluted stems
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, simple, cordate, 5–7-palmately veined; petioles prehensile with basal thickening, which remains after leaf abscission
    Capitulum
    Capitula racemose, cymose or paniculate, disciform, heterogamous; involucre calyculate
    Florets
    Outer florets female, inner hermaphrodite; all florets with narrow cylindrical tube and campanulate 5-lobed upper limb; anthers sagittate at base, caudate; style arms long, slightly flattened, apex truncate or rounded
    Fruits
    Achenes cylindrical, 8–10-ribbed, glabrous, rarely tomentellous; pappus 1–3-seriate with very many bristles.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Mikaniopsis Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in 27 (1956).

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • in Exell Suppl. Cat. S. Tomé 27 (1956).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bremer, Asterac., Cladistics & Class.: 505 (1994)
    • C. Jeffrey in K.B. 41: 878 (1986)
    • in Exell, Suppl. Cat. Vasc. Pl. S. Tomé: 27 (1956)

    Sources

    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 2018. 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 2018. 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