1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio hadiensis Forssk.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Arabian Peninsula.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Succulent herb or shrub, weakly erect to ± 60 cm but more usually scandent and to 15 m long; stems up to 2.5 cm in diameter, rather succulent, glabrous, developing a grey warty bark when older, with pungent smell when cut.
    Leaves
    Leaves rather succulent, petiolate, glossy pale green, elliptic, broadly elliptic or obovate, 3–13.5 cm long, 1.5–6 cm wide, base cuneate or attenuate into the petiole, entire or minutely to coarsely serrate or dentate-apiculate, apex obtuse to rounded, minutely acuminate-apiculate; petiole narrowly winged, slightly expanded at the base, exauriculate, 0.4–3.5 cm long.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate or occasionally some heads without rays, numerous in conspicuous copious open to dense terminal compound corymbs; involucre 3.5–5.5 mm long, 2–2.5 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 2–4, lax, broadly linear, ciliate near apex, 1–3 mm long; phyllaries 7–11, green or yellow-green, 3–5 mm long.
    Florets
    Ray florets 5, yellow, tube 3–4 mm long, glabrous or with a few hairs at apex, rays 3–5.5 mm long, 1.2–2 mm wide, 4-veined; disc florets yellow, corolla 4–7 mm long, expanded upwards from below the middle, glabrous, lobes 0.7–1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 2–3 mm long, ribbed, shortly hairy in the grooves; pappus 5–6 mm long.
    Figures
    Fig. 134 (page 647).
    Habitat
    Dry forest or forest margins, evergreen or semi-deciduous bushland, riverine thicket, termite mound thicket, grassland; may be locally common; 500–2600 m
    Distribution
    K1 K3 K4 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 U1 U2 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Senecio hadiensis Forssk. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dawkins, H.C. [806], Uganda Senecio petitianus 4760.000
    Parker, G.W. [s.n.], Madagascar Senecio petitianus K000377772 Unknown type material

    First published in Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 149 (1775)

    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, t. 93 (1994).
    • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 305 (1991).
    • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Afr.: 176, fig. 382 (1987).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 898 (1986).
    • Maquet in Fl. Rwanda 3: 666, fig. 207/3 (1985).
    • Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 149, t. 19 (1773).

    Sources

    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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