1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio purtschelleri Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya (Mt. Kenya), Tanzania (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb 7–60(?–90?) cm high, rhizomatous; stems erect, branched, ± glandular-pubescent, sometimes also arachnoid-glabrescent, leafy.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, oblong to oblanceolate, 2–13.5 cm long, 0.4–2.7 cm wide, tapered to an auriculate or subauriculate somewhat expanded base, margins sinuate-crenate or obscurely to coarsely sinuate-dentate or bidentate with rounded apiculate teeth, apex obtuse to rounded, minutely apiculate, dark green, sticky, glandular-pubescent and sometimes also thinly arachnoid-glabrescent above, glandular-pubescent beneath especially on midrib and veins and sometimes also thinly arachnoid, marcescent when old.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate, subradiate with irregularly enlarged outer disc florets, or discoid, erect, 2–12 in usually congested terminal cymes; stalks of the individual capitula glandular, rarely also slightly arachnoid; involucre cylindrical, 8–11.5 mm long, 4–5 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 4–8, lax, lanceolate, 3–7 mm long, dark-tipped, ± glandular, at least on margins; phyllaries 10–14, 7–11 mm long, thinly finely glandular-pubescent and sometimes also very thinly arachnoid.
    Florets
    Ray florets 5–7 or 0, variable within populations, when present yellow, tube 3–4 mm long, sparsely hairy, rays 4–6 x 1.5–2.2 mm; disc florets yellow, corolla 5–6.7 mm long, tube expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes 0.5–0.8 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 2.5–3.5 mm long, ribbed, glabrous or almost so; pappus 5.5–6.5 mm long, white.
    Habitat
    Damp sites in afro-alpine zone, usually in rock crevices or in shelter of rocks, may be only flowering plant on rock screes, also in upper giant heath belt; (3350–)3700–4800(–5000) m
    Distribution
    K4 T2 restricted to Mt Kenya, Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Senecio purtschelleri Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1953 Hedberg, O. [1314], Tanzania K000311534

    First published in Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1891: 443 (1892)

    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 (1994).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 901 (1986).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 237, 360 (1957).
    • Engl. in Abh. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. 1891, 2: 443 (1892).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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