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  1. Family: Apiaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Heracleum L.
      1. Heracleum taylorii C.Norman

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya (Aberdare Mountains).

    [FTEA]

    Umbelliferae, C.C. Townsend. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

    Habit
    Perennial, 30–50 cm. tall, with fistular, sulcate-striate, densely pubescent stems; stems 3–6 mm. wide below, simple, branching only in the inflorescence.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves several, narrowly oblong in outline, ± 11–19 × 2.2–3 cm., simply pinnate with 7–11 pairs of roundish to ovate, 8–13 × 5–15 mm., irregularly incised-dentate to subpinnatifid leaflets, teeth very blunt, leaflets crowded upwards, 1–2 basal pairs remote; indumentum very short, ± generally distributed over both surfaces but densest on the veins and margins at least on the lower surface; sheaths striate, rather narrow, ± 1.5–5 × 0.8–1.2 cm.; petiole c. 1–4 cm.; median stem leaves sessile on the sheaths, lamina more triangular with more sharply-toothed segments; sheaths not very broad and inflated, ± 2.5–3 × 0.8–1.4 cm.; uppermost leaves much reduced, with a small lamina and small sheaths up to 1.5 × 0.8 cm.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels 3–4, on sulcate peduncles 4–7 cm. long; rays 4–10, sulcate, densely pilose, 0.6–2 cm.; involucre generally present, of 1–3 linear bracts up to 5 mm. long, sometimes absent; partial umbels ± 10–18-flowered, pedicels 3–5 mm., furnished with dense shining subglandular hairs of mixed length; involucel of ± 8–12 linear bracteoles 3–5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-teeth deltoid, blunt, ± 0.5 mm.
    Flowers
    Flowers white, the outer petals of the outermost partial umbels slightly radiate, cordate, ± 1.5 mm.; inner petals oblong-obovate, ± 1.25 mm., with an incurved tip.
    Fruits
    Mature fruit not seen, young fruit shortly pilose with divergent 1.5–2 mm. styles.
    Figures
    Fig. 41/7.
    Habitat
    Upland moor; 3480–3810 m.
    Distribution
    known only from the Aberdare Mts. K3

    Distribution

    Other Data

    Heracleum taylorii C.Norman appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in J. Bot. 74: 170 (1936)

    Accepted by

    • Van Wyk, B.-E., Tilney, P.M. & Magee, A.R. (2013). African Apiaceae: a synopsis of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar: 1- 317. Briza Academic Books, Pretoria.
    • Townsend, C.C. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Umbelliferae: 1-127.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Van Wyk, B.-E., Tilney, P.M. & Magee, A.R. (2013). African Apiaceae: a synopsis of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar: 1- 317. Briza Academic Books, Pretoria.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 362 (1974).
    • Norman in Journal of Botany 74: 170 (1936).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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