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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb 10–30 cm high.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves sessile, oblanceolate in outline, 5.7–11 cm long, 1.2–2.5 cm wide, tapered into a petioloid base, pinnately lobed with rounded denticulate lobes, apex obtuse; stem leaves sessile, oblong, 1.7–7.5 cm long, 0.4–1.7 cm wide, base auriculate and semi-amplexicaul; all leaves glandular above, glandular and thinly arachnoid beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate or subradiate with enlarged irregularly lobed outer disc florets, 6–30 in lax to congested terminal corymbs; stalks of the individual capitula finely glandular-hairy; involucre 9–10 mm long, 5–6 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 2–6, lax, lanceolate, 1–7 mm long, acute; phyllaries 12–23, 7–10 mm long, glandular.
    Florets
    Ray florets or enlarged outer disc florets 8–14, very variable in colour, from white and pink to pale red and bright yellow, tube 4–7 mm long, glabrous, rays 4.5–10 mm long, 2.5–3.5 mm wide, 5–8-veined; disc florets yellow to dark red, corolla 6.8–7.5 mm long, lobes 1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 5 mm long, glabrous; pappus 7–7.5 mm long.
    Habitat
    Open stony areas; (3000–)3800–4200 m
    Distribution
    Congo (Kinshasa)endemic to Ruwenzori U2

    Distribution

    Senecio pirottae Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Bot. (Rome) 6: 149 (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: 311 (1991).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 902 (1986).
    • Chiov. in Ann. Bot. Roma 6: 149 (1907), pro spec.

    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