1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio lelyi Hutch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, 50–100 cm high; stems 1–2, erect, shortly white-woolly to almost glabrous, pale green; roots rather fleshy.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves unknown, represented by only fibrous remnants; stem leaves sessile, ± erect, subequal, lanceolate, 5–20 cm long, 0.6–2.5 cm wide, tapered and shortly decurrent to slightly expanded and semi-amplexicaul at the base, margins denticulate, apex acute, glabrous except for a few arachnoid hairs near the base.
    Capitulum
    Capitula erect, radiate, 4–20 in lax terminal corymb; stalks of the individual capitula slightly arachnoid; involucre cylindrical, 8–10 mm long, 5–7 mm in diameter, slightly woolly at the base; bracts of calyculus 4–8, lanceolate, 2.5–5 mm long, ± arachnoid especially at margins; phyllaries 10–14, bright green tipped black, 7.5–9 mm long, apically bearded, oblong, glabrous or sparsely lanate.
    Florets
    Ray florets 3–13, bright yellow, corolla tube 4–6 mm long, glabrous, rays 8–15 mm long, 2.5–4 mm wide, 8–9-veined; disc florets dull yellow with yellow styles and yellow or brown anthers, corolla 6–7.5 mm long, tube gradually expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes 1–1.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes not known mature but ovary of disc florets 1.5–2 mm long, hairy; pappus 6–8 mm long.
    Habitat
    Grassland, secondary woodland, swamp edge; 950–2100 m
    Distribution
    T7 T8
    [FWTA]

    Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    An erect almost glabrous perennial herb with slender grooved stems up to about 2 ft. high from a woody stock
    Florets
    Ray-florets yellow in rather few heads 1/2-2/3. long.
    Ray
    Ray-florets yellow in rather few heads 1/2-2/3. long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Central African Repu, Guinea, Nigeria, Tanzania

    Senecio lelyi Hutch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2004 Mildbraed [9217] K000311456
    Jan 1, 2004 Pollard, B.J. [936], Cameroon K000746121
    Lely, H.V. [356], Nigeria K000311457

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1921: 382 (1921)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 2: 151, partly (Lely 356).
    • in Kew Bull. 1921: 382
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 895 (1986).
    • Hutch. in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1921: 382 (1921).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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