1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio kayomborum Beentje

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect or creeping herb with annual shoots up to 40 cm high or long from a thickened undergound part; stems in the upper part reddish purple and sparsely pilose with multicellular hairs, otherwise glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves narrowly obovate to almost linear, 1.5–4.5 cm long, 0.2–1.6 cm wide, base attenuate, margins entire or denticulate but slightly thickened and minutely revolute, apex obtuse and somewhat thickened, sparsely pilose-scabridulous on both surfaces, glabrescent (no basal leaves or root crown visible or indicated).
    Capitulum
    Capitula solitary, erect, discoid; involucre cylindrical, dark purple-red, 8–12 mm long, 6–9 mm in diameter, densely pilose-scabridulous at base; bracts of calyculus 5–10, narrowly lanceolate and up to 5 mm long, acute, pilose; phyllaries 15–20, attenuate, sparsely pilose-scabridulous, penicillate-bearded at apex.
    Florets
    Ray florets absent; disc florets orange-yellow or yellow, corolla 8.5–10.2 mm long, tube slightly and gradually widening in the upper half, lobes 1.5–2.5 mm long; anthers 3 mm long; style arms obtuse, papillate at apex.
    Fruits
    Achenes ± 3 mm long, 8–9-ribbed, pilose between the ribs; pappus 7.5–8.5 mm long, white.
    Habitat
    Wet meadow grassland; 1800–2100 m
    Distribution
    T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Senecio kayomborum Beentje appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Kayombo, C.J. [220], Tanzania K001097376 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 58(1): 233 (2003)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Beentje in Kew Bulletin 58: 233 (2003).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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