1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio semiamplexifolius De Wild.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, 50–90 cm high; crown of rootstock shortly woolly; stems 1–2, erect, leafy, glabrous except at the nodes.
    Leaves
    Leaves slightly glaucous, lower stem leaves smaller than the median; median and upper stem leaves sessile, oblong or lanceolate-elliptic, 3–17 cm long, 0.6–5 cm wide, cordate and semi-amplexicaul at the base, margins entire, subentire or remotely minutely denticulate, apex shortly acutely acuminate-apiculate, glabrous.
    Capitulum
    Capitula discoid, numerous in a copious terminal corymb; stalks of the individual capitula slender, glabrous; involucre cylindrical, 5–6 mm long, 3.5–4 mm in diameter, glabrous; bracts of calyculus 1–4, lanceolate, 0.5–2.5 mm long, glabrous; phyllaries 6–9, 4–6 mm long, obtusely tapered and slightly bearded at the apex.
    Florets
    Ray florets 0; disc florets pale yellow to yellow, corolla 5–6.5 mm long, distinctly but gradually expanded in upper half, glabrous, lobes somewhat unequal, with two rather shorter than the other three, 1–2 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes (immature) 4 mm long, glabrous; pappus 4–6 mm long, white.
    Habitat
    Grassland, usually on hillslopes, or shrubby vegetation; 1600–2600 m
    Distribution
    T2 T6 T7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zaïre

    Senecio semiamplexifolius De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 5: 86 (1915)

    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: 296 (1991).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 896 (1986).
    • De Wild. in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 5: 86 (1915).

    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