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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Dwarf perennial herb with woody rootstock, precocious; rootstock 1–2.5 cm in diameter, crown often woolly and with conspicuous fibrous remnants of old leaf-bases.
    Stem
    Stems usually several from each crown, forming small cushions 5–16 cm high, pale green, minutely glandular-pubescent and sometimes also slightly arachnoid, glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves all basal, oblong to elliptic, 13–25 cm long, 1–4.5 cm wide, long-attenuate into petioloid base, margins crenate-serrate, apex acute to attenuate, arachnoid-pubescent above and beneath; stem-leaves scale-like, sessile, concave, pale green or brown, oblanceolate or lanceolate, 1–2.5 cm long, 0.2–0.5 cm wide, erose-denticulate, acuminate or acute, glabrous or sparsely arachnoid beneath, the uppermost constituting the calyculus.
    Capitulum
    Capitula erect, discoid, terminal, usually solitary; involucre broadly cylindrical, brownish, 15–22 mm long, 11–18 mm in diameter, glabrous or sparsely arachnoid at base; bracts of calyculus 5–8, broadly ovate to lanceolate, 10–20 mm long, acuminate or acute, shortly erose-denticulate; phyllaries 16–25, long-attenuate, 15–22 mm long, shortly ciliate at margins near apex.
    Florets
    Ray florets absent; disc florets white or cream, anthers fully exserted, corolla 15.5–20 mm long, tube abruptly expanded and campanulate in upper one-sixth, shortly hairy on the narrow cylindrical lower part, lobes 2–2.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes when mature 11 mm long, densely long-hairy; pappus 8–22 mm long, white.
    Habitat
    Pyrophytic, in upland grassland, flowering about a month after fire; in large clumps or cushion-forming; 1500–2600 m
    Distribution
    T4 T7 U1

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Zambia

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2017 Gossweiler, J. [1749], Angola K001307374
    Bingham, M.G. [12554], Zambia K000450171

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 435 (1901)

    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: 270 (1991).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 887 (1986).
    • O.Hoffm. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 30: 435, t. 19/a–g (1901).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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