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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to Kenya, Cape Prov., Arabian Peninsula.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial woody herb or soft shrub, erect or scrambling, often scandent, stems 1–5 m long, angular, green, sparsely to densely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves spreading, triangular, rhombic, ovate-triangular or triangular-lanceolate, 4.4–9 cm long, 1.3–5.2 cm wide, base cuneate, subtruncate or cordate, margins coarsely apiculate-dentate or bidentate, apex acute to subacute and minutely apiculate, often with 2 or rarely 4 much smaller ± retrorsely-directed oblong lateral lobes on the petiole/winged base, pubescent to finely tomentose especially on veins beneath, scattered-pubescent above, narrowly petiolate with the petiole auriculate at the base.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate, numerous in divaricately-branched terminal corymbs; stalks of individual capitula pilose or arachnoid, often glabrescent; involucre cylindrical, 4.5–5.5 mm long, 2.5–3 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 3–4, lanceolate, 1–2.5 mm long, ciliate on margins or at apex or ± glabrous; phyllaries 8–13, green, sometimes tinged reddish, 4–5 mm long, pubescent or glabrous.
    Florets
    Ray florets 5–8, corolla tube 1.7–2.5 mm long, hairy at apex, ray bright yellow, 4–9 mm long, 1.7–2.2 mm wide, 4-veined; disc florets orange-yellow, corolla 4.5–5.8 mm long, tube expanded from just below the middle, glabrous or with a very few hairs, lobes 0.5–0.7 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 2–2.5 mm long, hairy on ribs or glabrous; pappus 4.5–5 mm long.
    Habitat
    Evergreen dry forest margins or bushed grassland; 1500–2250 m
    Distribution
    K1 K3 K4 K5 T4 T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

    Senecio lyratus Forssk. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1989 Schimper [184] K000311414
    Jan 1, 1989 Schimper [184] K000311413
    Schimper [1843] K000311415
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000377932

    First published in Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 148 (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 (1994).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 886 (1986).
    • Forssk., Fl. Aegypt-Arab.: 148 (1775).

    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
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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