1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio depauperatus Mattf.

        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
    Perennial herb, pyrophytic, 16–75 cm high; stems one to several, erect, virgate, leafy, sparsely arachnoid and glabrescent or glabrous, from a creeping woody rootstock.
    Leaves
    Stem leaves numerous, sessile, linear-lanceolate, 1.3–3 cm long, 0.1–0.2 cm wide, tapered at the base, margins entire and revolute, apex obtusely to acutely acuminate-apiculate, glabrous except for a few hairs at the very base.
    Capitulum
    Capitula erect, radiate, few to numerous in lax to subumbelliform terminal corymbs; stalks of the individual capitula glabrous or almost so; involucre cylindrical, 3.5–5 mm long, 2.5–3.5 mm in diameter, glabrous or slightly pubescent at the base; bracts of calyculus 2–6, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, 1–3 mm long, sparsely arachnoid or ciliate on margins or glabrous except at apex; phyllaries 8–10, 3–4.5 mm long, tapered to rounded and bearded at the apex.
    Florets
    Ray florets 4–5, yellow, corolla tube 2.5 mm long, glabrous, rays 4.5–6.5 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, 4–7-veined; disc florets yellow to light brown, corolla 4–5 mm long, glabrous, gradually expanded above the middle.
    Fruits
    Achenes (immature) 2 mm long, glabrous; pappus 3.5–4.5 mm long, white.
    Habitat
    Grassland, especially where subject to burning; 1550–2900 m
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Senecio depauperatus Mattf. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Stolz, A. [2336] K000311394 isotype
    Stolz, A. [2336] K000311395

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 59(4, Beibl. 133): 36 (1924)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 895 (1986).
    • Mattf. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 59, Beibl. 133: 36 (1924).

    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
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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