1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio ruwenzoriensis S.Moore

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, 15–100 cm high, with creeping fleshy rhizome; stems leafy, erect, pale green, sometimes purplish at the base, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves cauline, light green, usually with glaucous bloom beneath, succulent, sessile, obovate to almost rhombic, oblanceolate, elliptic or lanceolate, 2.5–11.5 cm long, 1–5.3 cm wide, base rounded to cuneate, margins entire or few-denticulate, apex rounded to obtuse and shortly apiculate, glabrous; pinnately veined but the veins strongly ascending and often with two especially prominent ascending lateral veins from near the base.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate, 1–20 in a lax, long-stalked leafless terminal corymb; involucre cylindrical, slightly swollen at the base, 7–10 mm long, 4–8 mm in diameter, glabrous; bracts of calyculus 1–2, ovate-lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 1–2 mm long, glabrous; phyllaries 10–14, pale green, 6–9 mm long, glabrous, shortly tapered and bearded at the apex.
    Florets
    Ray florets (5–)8, pale to bright yellow, corolla tube 3.5–4.5 mm long, glabrous or with a few hairs in upper part, rays 5–11 mm long, 1.5–3.5 mm wide, 4-veined; disc florets yellow with yellow styles and brown anthers, corolla 4.5–7.5 mm long, gradually expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes 0.5–1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 2.7–4 mm long, ribbed, glabrous or sometimes sparsely hairy; pappus 4–7 mm long, white.
    Figures
    Fig. 133 (page 645).
    Habitat
    Shallow soil among rocks, rocky grassland or bushland, occasionally in wooded grassland, sometimes by streams or a weed of cultivation; 1150–3000 m
    Distribution
    Nigeria to Sudan and S to South Africa K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 T1 T2 T4 T6 T7 T8 U1 U2
    [FWTA]

    Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    A perennial herb with rather fleshy glaucous stems and leaves, 1-2 ft. high, drying black
    Florets
    Ray- and disk-florets yellow in heads 1/3 in. long
    Ecology
    In montane grassland.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Senecio ruwenzoriensis S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2004 Pollard, B.J. [964], Cameroon K000746122
    Jan 1, 2004 Pollard, B.J. [939], Cameroon K000746672
    Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9141], Cameroon K000108766
    Scott Elliot, G.F. [8043], Uganda K000311382 Unknown type material
    Pegler, A. [486], South Africa K000377820 syntype
    Zeyher [2967], South Africa K000377823
    Zeyher [957], South Africa K000377821 Unknown type material
    Zeyher [957], South Africa K000377822
    Wood, J.M. [444], South Africa K000377819 Unknown type material
    Wood, J.M. [444], South Africa K000377818 Unknown type material
    Harris, T. [313], Mozambique K000613749

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 35: 355 (1902)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • in J. Linn. Soc. 35: 355 (1902).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 224, t. 93 (1994).
    • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 296, t. 63 (1991).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 897 (1986).
    • Maquet in Fl. Rwanda 3: 662, fig. 208/4 (1985).
    • Hilliard, Comp. Natal: 475 (1977).
    • Verdcourt & Trump, Common Poison. Pl. E.Afr.: 156, fig. 14 (1969).
    • S.Moore in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 35: 355 (1902).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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