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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to DR Congo.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, 30–90 cm high, subscapigerous; stem solitary, erect, slender, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves sessile, oblanceolate to linear, 9.8–23 cm long (including 3.2–7.2 cm long petioloid base), 0.3–1.8 cm wide, long-attenuate into petioloid base, margins obscurely denticulate and revolute, apex shortly obtusely acuminate; stem leaves smaller and becoming progressively smaller up the stem, sessile, narrowly lanceolate, with slightly expanded base; all leaves glabrous, coriaceous.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate, erect, 1–4 in lax terminal corymb; stalk of individual heads slightly glandular-pubescent just below capitula, otherwise glabrous; involucre cylindrical, 7–9 mm long, 5–6 mm in diameter, glabrous except for a few glandular hairs at base; bracts of calyculus 4–10, lanceolate, 3–7 mm long; phyllaries 10–22, pale green with yellow-green tips, 6.2–10 mm long, apically bearded.
    Florets
    Ray florets 8–13, clear yellow, corolla tube 4–5 mm long, with a few hairs at the apex, rays 10–15 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, 4–7-veined; disc florets darker yellow, with yellow styles and brown anthers, corolla 6–7 mm long, tube slightly expanded in upper half, glabrous or almost so, lobes 1 mm long, erect.
    Fruits
    Achenes 3.5–4 mm long, glabrous, many-ribbed; pappus 5–7 mm long, white.
    Habitat
    Moist or marshy grassland; 1700–2000 m
    Distribution
    T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zaïre

    Senecio doryphorus Mattf. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Stolz, A. [2419] K000311398 isotype

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 59(4, Beibl. 133): 35 (1924)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 280 (1991).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 894 (1986).
    • Mattf. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 59, Beibl. 133: 35 (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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