1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio keniophytum R.E.Fr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya (Mt. Kenya).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial creeping herb with erect flowering branches 4–13(–20) cm high, branching, rhizomatous, tough; stems densely white-lanate, though eventually glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, somewhat succulent, oblanceolate to oblong or oblong-linear, 1.4–7 cm long, 0.5–1.8 cm wide, ± attenuate into a membraneous often purplish slightly expanded but exauriculate petioloid base, margins obscurely serrulate to remotely coarsely serrate, apex obtuse, apiculate, white-tomentose to green and glabrous above, densely white-tomentose to thinly arachnoid and with glabrous midrib beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate, erect, solitary or rarely 2–3 together terminal on the branches; stalks of the individual capitula thinly to densely lanate; involucre 9–12 mm long, 6–7 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 8–12, lanceolate, dark-tipped, 5–9 mm long, thinly to densely arachnoid-lanate; phyllaries 12–20, black-tipped, 7–11 mm long, densely white-lanate to thinly arachnoid and glabrescent, sometimes also minutely puberulous.
    Florets
    Ray florets 12–20, bright yellow, tube 3 mm long, glabrous, rays 5.5–6 x 2.5–3 mm, 4-veined; disc florets dull yellow, becoming brown, corolla 5–6 mm long, glabrous, expanded above the middle, lobes 0.7–1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 3 mm long, ribbed, glabrous; pappus 5–5.5 mm long.
    Habitat
    Boggy ground near streams or lakes, may grow close to snow line or glacier lakes in shelter of rocks; (3700–)4050–4500(–5000) m
    Distribution
    K4 endemic to Mt Kenya

    Images

    Distribution

    Senecio keniophytum R.E.Fr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2011 Bally, J. [B2784], Kenya K000787958
    Jan 1, 2002 Luke, W.R.Q. [4765], Kenya K000311870
    Jan 1, 1953 Hedberg, O. [1706], Kenya K000311875
    Jan 1, 1953 Hedberg, O. [1749], Kenya K000311876
    Jan 1, 1953 Hedberg, O. [1743], Kenya K000311877
    Slade, H. [44], Kenya K000311882
    Slade, H. [41], Kenya K000311878
    Slade, H. [40], Kenya K000311887
    Slade, H. [39], Kenya K000311888
    Rogers, C.G. [600], Kenya K000311879
    Williams, J.G. [s.n.in], Kenya K000311883
    Williams, J.G. [s.n.in], Kenya K000311874
    Williams, J.G. [s.n.in], Kenya K000311884
    Williams, J.G. [s.n.in], Kenya K000311885
    Williams, J.G. [s.n.in], Kenya K000311889
    Hedberg, O. [4314], Kenya K000311886
    Hedberg, O. [1730], Kenya K000311892
    Fries, R.E. [1414], Kenya K000311366
    Fries, R.E. [1403], Kenya K000311891
    Leakey, D.G.B. [1256], Kenya K000311890
    Allt, G. [14], Kenya K000311872
    Allt, G. [21], Kenya K000311873
    Allt, G. [3], Kenya K000311871
    Salt, G. [74], Kenya K000311881
    Salt, G. [70], Kenya K000311880

    First published in Acta Horti Berg. ix. 154 (1928).

    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: 223 (1994).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 900 (1986).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 241, 362 (1957).
    • R.E.Fr. in Acta Hort. Berg. 9: 154, t. 9 (1928).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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