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Growth Rate of the East African Giant Senecios


THE most conspicuous plants of the alpine belt on the high East African mountains are a group of peculiar giant groundsels, characterized by sparsely sympodially branched woody stems crowned by huge leaf rosettes, each of which finally produces a large terminal inflorescence. These plants deviate so much from ordinary senecios that they have been allotted a separate subgenus, Dendrosenecio1,2.

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HEDBERG, O. Growth Rate of the East African Giant Senecios. Nature 222, 163–164 (1969).

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