1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio meyeri-johannis Engl.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, subscapigerous with creeping, mat-forming stems and flowering stems 4–30 cm high, basally decumbent, then erect, laxly arachnoid or sparsely pilose, glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Basal and lower stem leaves sessile, somewhat succulent, grey-green, oblanceolate to elliptic, 1–8 cm long (including 0.25–1.6 cm long petioloid base), 0.3–1.6 cm wide, tapered into a basally slightly expanded but exauriculate petioloid base, margins slightly to strongly serrate or crenulate or quite deeply pinnately-lyrately lobulate with few-dentate obtuse lobes, apex obtuse, apiculate, sparsely pilose to almost glabrous; upper stem leaves few, smaller, sessile, lanceolate, with ± auriculate base.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate, erect, terminal, solitary or rarely paired; stalks of the individual capitula arachnoid or sparsely so, slightly thickened below the capitulum; involucre bright green, 6.5–9 mm long, 4–5.5 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 6–12, lanceolate, 2–5 mm long, often thinly arachnoid, sometimes ciliate; phyllaries 18–22, 6–8.5 mm long, thinly arachnoid to glabrous.
    Florets
    Ray florets 16–22, brilliant yellow but purple in bud, tube 4 mm long, hairy or sparsely so, rays 7–8.5 x 2–2.7 mm, 4-veined; disc florets deeper yellow, corolla 5.5–6.2 mm long, expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes 0.5–0.7 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 2.5 mm long, ribbed, hairy in the grooves; pappus 5–6 mm long, white.
    Habitat
    On moist peaty soil in upper moorlands, afro-alpine grassland, seepage areas; 2650–4500 m
    Distribution
    known from Kilimanjaro and Ololmoti (Ngorongoro) T2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Senecio meyeri-johannis Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2002 Greenway, P.J. [9121] K000311370 holotype

    First published in Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1891: 444 (1892)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 899 (1986).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 240, 361 (1957).
    • Engl. in Abh. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. 1891: 444 (1892).

    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
    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/
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    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/
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