1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio mesogrammoides O.Hoffm.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herb 5–60 cm high; stems branched, decumbent or ascending, then erect, arachnoid-pubescent to glabrous except at the nodes, sometimes purple-tinged.
    Leaves
    Stem leaves sessile, linear to elliptic, lanceolate or narrowly ovate in outline, entire to strongly pinnately toothed or lobed, pinnatifid into narrow triangular-ascending acute lobes, or deeply pinnately divided into remote narrowly oblong segments, 1–8 (including petioloid base when present) cm long, 0.1–1.3(–3 across the lobes) cm wide, base exauriculate or slightly auriculate or the lower narrowed into a basally expanded but exauriculate petioloid base; all leaves sparsely arachnoid-pubescent above and often more densely so beneath, or glabrous.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate or less often discoid, erect, 1–5 in small lax corymbs terminal on the branches, when numerous forming as a whole a lax terminal compound corymb; stalks of the individual capitula slender, sparsely arachnoid-pubescent, especially at the apex, or glabrous; involucre cylindrical or broadly so, 3.5–5.5 mm long, 2–6 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 1–9, lanceolate or broadly so, sometimes remote, 1.2–2 mm long, thinly arachnoid or glabrous; phyllaries 11–16, 3–5 mm long, thinly arachnoid or glabrous, shortly tapered to bearded apex.
    Florets
    Ray florets 7–14 or sometimes 0, bright yellow, tube 2–2.5 mm long, glandular-hairy, rays 3.5–6 x 1.5–2.2 mm, 4–5-veined; disc florets yellow or orange-yellow, corolla 3–4.5 mm long, tube expanded above the middle, glabrous or with a few glandular hairs in lower part, lobes 0.3–0.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 1.7–3 mm long, ribbed, shortly hairy; pappus 3–4 mm long, white.
    Figures
    Fig. 135 (page 650).
    Habitat
    Open grassland, often on black cotton soil, occasionally a weed in cultivation; 1200–2500 m
    Distribution
    K1 K3 K4 K6 T1 T2 T5

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

    Senecio mesogrammoides O.Hoffm. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas C (1895) 417

    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: 222, t. 93 (1994).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 899 (1986).
    • O.Hoffm. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 417 (1895).

    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