1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio deltoideus Less.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to S. Africa, Arabian Peninsula.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Scandent perennial herb or liana; stems 2–7 m long, green, ribbed, finely pubescent, often glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate-triangular or triangular, 4.3–12 cm long, 2–6.5 cm wide, base truncate to cordate, margins coarsely apiculate-dentate or bidentate, apex obtuse to subacute or acuminate, sometimes with 2 (or very rarely 4) much smaller lateral lobes, finely pubescent, mostly on veins, especially beneath, to glabrous or almost so, narrowly petiolate with the petiole auriculate at the base.
    Capitulum
    Capitula discoid, numerous in divaricately-branched terminal and axillary corymbs forming large, lax, pendent thyrsoid panicles; involucre cylindrical, 4–5.5 mm long, 2.5–3.5 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 3–5, lanceolate to broadly lanceolate, 1.5–2 mm long, floccose or ciliate or glabrous; phyllaries 8–13, green, 3.5–5 mm long, sparsely pubescent or glabrous.
    Florets
    Ray florets absent; disc florets pale creamy yellow to yellow, corolla 3–5 mm long, tube expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes 1–1.2 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 2.5–3 mm long, ribbed, hairy; pappus white, 3–5.5 mm long.
    Habitat
    Moist or dry forest or forest margins, secondary bushland in the forest zone; 700–2200 m
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T2 T3

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Saudi Arabia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    France, Italy

    Senecio deltoideus Less. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Holst, C. [8914], Tanzania K000311411 isosyntype
    Krauss [318], South Africa K000378039
    Shaw, J. [s.n.], South Africa K000378040

    First published in Syn. Gen. Compos.: 392 (1832)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 221 (1994).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 886 (1986).
    • Hilliard, Comp. Natal: 492 (1977).
    • Oliv. & Hiern, Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 420 (1877).
    • Less., SYN. Comp.: 392 (1832).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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