1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio mariettae Muschl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Tropical Africa to Uganda.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Semi-scandent shrub 2–4 m high.
    Stem
    Stems leafy, finely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves shortly petiolate, narrowly elliptic, 4.8–9.5 cm long, 1–4.1 cm wide, base cuneate, subtruncate or weakly cordate, margins coarsely sinuate-dentate or sinuate-serrate, apex rounded to obtuse, apiculate, densely grey-tomentose beneath except for midrib, green and glabrous above; petiole finely shortly pubescent, exauriculate, 0.5–1.1 cm long.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate, numerous in copious dense terminal compound corymbs; stalk of individual heads floccose-tomentose; involucre 4.5–6 mm long, 2.5 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 3–5, lanceolate, 1.5–2 mm long, arachnoid-pubescent on margins and also in lower part; phyllaries 8–12, 4–6 mm long, thinly arachnoid near base.
    Florets
    Ray florets 7–13, corolla tube 2.7–3 mm long, glabrous or hairy, rays yellow, 5.5–12 mm long, 1.7–2.5 mm wide, 4-veined; disc florets yellow, corolla 4.2–5.2 mm long, tube glabrous, lobes 1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Mature achenes unknown but ovary 1.3 mm long, glabrous; pappus 4.2–5.2 mm long.
    Habitat
    Hypericum, heath or bamboo zone; 2550–3400 m
    Distribution
    U2

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

    Senecio mariettae Muschl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 4, 2(1): 174 (1913)

    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: 265 (1991).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 886 (1986).
    • Maquet in Fl. Rwanda 3: 666, fig. 206/1 (1985).
    • Muschl. in Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition 1907-1908, 2 (Botanik) p. 387, t. 42 (1911).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0