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

        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
    Perennial woody herb or weak-stemmed shrub 45–200 cm high, viscid; stems erect, branched, glandular-setose.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, broadly oblong, oblong or elliptic-oblong, 3.2–9 cm long, 0.8–3 cm wide, base auriculate with toothed auricles and semi-amplexicaul, pinnately lobulate with acute to rounded entire or few-denticulate or apiculate-lobulate lobes, apex obtuse, minutely apiculate, viscid, glandular-pubescent, sometimes also sparsely arachnoid beneath, crowded at the ends of the branches, weakly marcescent when old.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate, erect, 3–20 in lax to dense terminal corymbs; stalks of the individual capitula glandular-hairy, slightly expanded below the capitula; involucre 8–10 mm long, 4.5–6 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 5–9, lax, narrowly lanceolate, 2.5–5.5 mm long, glandular; phyllaries 16–21, 7.5–10 mm long, glandular, dark-tipped.
    Florets
    Ray florets 17–23, yellow, tube 3.5–4 mm long, hairy, rays 10–17 mm long, 2.5–3 mm wide, 4-veined; disc florets yellow, corolla 6–6.5 mm long, tube expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes 0.7 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 3–4 mm long, ribbed, glabrous; pappus 6.5–7 mm long.
    Habitat
    Marshy ground, grassland; may be locally common; 3000–4500 m
    Distribution
    K3 U3 endemic to Mt Elgon

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Uganda

    Senecio sotikensis S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 1, 1932 Gardner, H.M. [2270], Kenya K000312047
    Apr 1, 1932 Dummer, R.A. [3324], Uganda K000312039
    Apr 1, 1932 Lugard, C. [416], Kenya K000312049
    Apr 1, 1932 Saundy, W. [36], Uganda K000312044
    Apr 1, 1932 Snowden, D. [482], Uganda K000312042
    Gillett, J.B. [18435], Kenya K000312052
    Adamson, J. [AJ481], Kenya K000312051
    Thomas, A.S. [Th618], Uganda K000312045
    Thomas, A.S. [Th2734], Uganda K000312043
    Mabberley, D.J. [447], Kenya K000312050
    Hedberg, O. [817], Kenya K000312046
    Hedberg, O. [4453], Uganda K000312040
    Lye, K.A. [5726], Uganda K000312041
    Kokwaro, J.O. [2464], Kenya K000312048
    Wesche, K. [207], Uganda K000312038

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 35: 357 (1902)

    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: 902 (1986).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 236 (1957).
    • S.Moore in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 35: 357 (1902).

    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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