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This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to Kenya (Mt. Elgon).

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Shrub 60–100 cm high; stems erect, branched, leafy, sparsely arachnoid-pubescent, glabrescent.
Leaves
Leaves sessile, crowded, linear, 2.6–8 cm long, 0.07–0.15 cm wide, slightly expanded but exauriculate at base, remotely serrulate with revolute margins, apex slightly attenuate and obtuse to acute, glabrous or nearly so.
Capitulum
Capitula radiate, erect, terminal, solitary or more often in small cymes; stalks of the individual capitula shortly pubescent or arachnoid-pubescent; involucre broadly cylindrical, 6–8 mm long, 4–5 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 14–16, lanceolate, 1.5–3.5 mm long, obtuse, dark-coloured, shortly ciliate on margins or at least near the apex; phyllaries 18–22, 5–7.5 mm long, glabrous, dark-tipped.
Florets
Ray florets 12–14, yellow, tube 2.8 mm long, hairy, rays ± 13 x 2.5 mm; disc florets yellow, corolla 4–4.8 mm long, expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes 0.5 mm long.
Fruits
Achenes 2–2.5 mm long, ribbed, shortly hairy in the grooves; pappus 3.5–4.5 mm long.
Habitat
Moorlands with grasses and giant heath; 3000–4150 m
Distribution
K3 U3 endemic to Mt Elgon

Native to:

Kenya, Uganda

Senecio rhammatophyllus Mattf. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Osmaston, H.A. [4000], Uganda K000312199
Napier, E.R. [s.n], Kenya K000312200
Hedberg, O. [4513], Uganda K000312198
Hedberg, O. [866], Kenya K000312201
Lugard, C. [306], Kenya K000312202
Liebenberg, L.C.C. [1604], Uganda K000312197
Dummer, R.A [3333], Uganda K000311373 isotype
Wesche, K. [90], Uganda K000312196
Saundy, W. [57], Kenya K000312195

First published in Beibl. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 133: 32 (1924)

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: 899 (1986).
  • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 239 (1957).
  • Mattf. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 59, Beibl. 133: 32 (1924).

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