1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio erubescens Aiton

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect or decumbent perennial herb 30–60 cm high, rosette-forming, subscapigerous; stems reddish-brown, glandular or sparsely so.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves sessile, oblanceolate, broadly oblanceolate or oblanceolate-elliptic in outline, 7–21 cm long, 0.9–7 cm wide, attenuate into a petioloid base, margins often reddish, sinuate-serrate to sinuate-dentate, bidentate-lobate or pinnately lobed with rounded, denticulate lobes, apex rounded to obtuse, apiculate, glandular above and on margins and especially or at least on mid-rib beneath; stem leaves few, sessile, oblong or oblanceolate-oblong, 4–5 x 0.6–1 cm, semi-amplexicaul, sinuate-denticulate.
    Capitulum
    Capitula discoid, 3–many in a lax terminal corymb; inflorescence axes glandular; involucre cylindrical, 8–12 mm long, 4–6 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 2–4, narrow, lanceolate, 1.5–4 mm long, glandular; phyllaries 12–21, dark green with purplish tips, 7.5–10.5 mm long, glandular.
    Florets
    Ray florets 0; disc florets purple, mauve or rarely yellow, corolla 5.5–8.8 mm long, tube campanulate in upper third, glabrous, lobes 1–1.2 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 3–3.7 mm long, ribbed, shortly hairy in the grooves; pappus 6–8.5 mm long.
    Habitat
    Grassland, often in boggy sites; (990–)1600–2400 m
    Distribution
    T4 T7 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Senecio erubescens Aiton appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 1967 Gossweiler, J. [1960], Angola K001307373
    Eyles, F. [8825], Zimbabwe 8666.000
    Stolz, A. [2418] K000311521 isotype
    Stolz, A. [2418] K000311522 Unknown type material
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000377790
    Timberlake, J. [5188], Mozambique K000613916

    First published in Hort. Kew. 3: 190 (1789)

    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: 318 (1991).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 903 (1986).
    • Hilliard, Comp. Natal: 421 (1977).
    • Ait., Hort. Kew 3: 190 (1789).

    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
    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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