1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio polyadenus Hedberg

        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 or spreading shrub 30–100 cm high, rhizomatous; stems erect, glandular-pubescent, leafy.
    Leaves
    Lower and median stem leaves ± equal in size, sessile and ovate-oblong or oblong, 4.5–11.5 cm long, 1.5–4.5 cm wide, base auriculate, margins sinuate-denticulate to strongly dentate-lobulate, apiculate-bidentate or lobulate, apex obtuse, apiculate; upper stem leaves sessile, similar to the lower, margins dentate-lobulate, apex acute, 3–5 cm long, 1.2–1.5 cm wide; all leaves finely glandular above and beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate, erect, numerous in copious often dense terminal corymbs; stalk of individual heads densely glandular-hairy; involucre cylindrical, 7–11 mm long, 4.5–6.5 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 4–6, lanceolate to linear, glandular and 5–8 mm long; phyllaries 12–13, 8.5–10 mm long, glandular.
    Florets
    Ray florets 10–13, citrus yellow, corolla tube 4–5.5 mm long, glabrous, rays 10–15 mm long, 3.7–4 mm wide, 5–10-veined; disc florets yellow, corolla 6.5–9 mm long, tube expanded or abruptly expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes 1–1.2 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes not known mature, immature achenes 2–4 mm long, glabrous; pappus 5–7 mm long, white.
    Habitat
    Heath zone, grassland or Senecio forest; 3500–4000 m
    Distribution
    Congo (Kinshasa)endemic to Mts Muhavura and Karisimbi U2

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    Distribution

    Senecio polyadenus Hedberg appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1956 Hedberg, O. [2091] K000311531 isotype

    First published in Symb. Bot. Upsal. 15: 237 (1957)

    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: 308 (1991).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 902 (1986).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 237, 365, fig. 17 (1957).

    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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