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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio syringifolius O.Hoffm.

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


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

    Liana twining to 1.5–10 m high or long, rather succulent; stems up to 1.5 cm in diameter, glabrous, developing a grey bark when old.
    Leaves glossy, triangular, rhombic-triangular, oblong-triangular or ovate in outline, 3.8–10 cm long, 1.5–9 cm wide, rounded to truncate or weakly cordate and shortly decurrent onto the petiole, margins entire or remotely paucidentate or paucilobulate in lower half to coarsely sinuate-dentate with apiculate teeth, apex obtuse to acuminate, glabrous to moderately densely pubescent, 5–7-veined from base; petiole glabrous or with a few hairs on the margins near the base, exauriculate, 1.4–5.6 cm long.
    Capitula discoid, many in usually dense, spreading, terminal compound corymbs, sweet-scented; involucre cylindrical, 5.5–9 mm long, 2.5–3.5 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 3–5, lax, oblong-linear or oblong-lanceolate, 1.5–5 mm long, obtuse, shortly ciliate at the apex or glabrous; phyllaries 8, green, 5–8.5 mm long, glabrous or hairy at apex.
    Ray florets 0; disc florets 15–20, yellow or creamy yellow; corolla 6.5–9 mm long, expanded from below the middle, glabrous; lobes 1–1.9 mm long.
    Achenes 3–4 mm long, ribbed, glabrous; pappus 5–9 mm long.
    Fig. 130 (page 622).
    Evergreen forest, forest margins, bamboo zone, secondary bushland in forest zone; (900–)1500–3300 m
    K1 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T2 T3 T6 T7 U2



    Native to:

    Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe


    Other Data

    Senecio syringifolius O.Hoffm. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Whyte, A. [631] K000311516 Unknown type material
    Whyte, A. [238] Senecio subpetitianus K000311515 Unknown type material


    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20(1-2): 236 (1894)

    Accepted by

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


    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 221, t. 93 (1994).
    • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 261 (1991).
    • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Afr.: fig. 232 (1987).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 885 (1986).
    • Maquet in Fl. Rwanda 3: 666 (1985).
    • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 476, fig. (1974).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 160 (1949).
    • O.Hoffm. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 20: 236 (1894).


    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

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