1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio mattirolii Chiov.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda (Ruwenzori Mountains).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb 10–30(–40) cm high, subscapigerous; stems reddish, crispate-glandular.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves often reddish, sessile, oblanceolate or oblanceolate-spatulate, 5.5–13 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, narrowed into a basally expanded membraneous exauriculate petaloid base, margins sinuate-denticulate or bidenticulate, apex obtuse, minutely apiculate, glandular; stem leaves sessile, smaller, oblong, 2–4.8 cm long, 0.3–1 cm wide, subauriculate.
    Capitulum
    Capitula discoid, erect, 2–6 in lax terminal corymbs; stalks of the individual capitula glandular; involucre 9–11 mm long, 5.5–7.5 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 4–6, lax, narrowly lanceolate, 2.5–7 mm long, glandular; phyllaries 14–20, purplish, 8–12 mm long, glandular.
    Florets
    Ray florets 0; disc florets purple or mauve, corolla 6–7.5 mm long, tube expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes 0.7–1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 3.5–4 mm long, ribbed, glabrous; pappus 6.5–7 mm long.
    Habitat
    Open stony and grassy areas, often near stream sides or glaciers; 3600–4500 m
    Distribution
    Congo (Kinshasa)endemic to Ruwenzori U2

    Distribution

    Senecio mattirolii Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Bot. (Rome) 6: 150 (1907)

    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: 309, t. 67 (1991).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 902 (1986).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 235, 363 (1957).
    • Chiov. in Ann. Bot. Roma 6: 150 (1907).

    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