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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa.
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
Scandent herbs or sub-shrubs with fluted stems
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple, cordate, 5–7-palmately veined; petioles prehensile with basal thickening, which remains after leaf abscission
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula racemose, cymose or paniculate, disciform, heterogamous; involucre calyculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes cylindrical, 8–10-ribbed, glabrous, rarely tomentellous; pappus 1–3-seriate with very many bristles.

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)

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