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.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    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
    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.
    Capitulum
    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.
    Florets
    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.
    Fruits
    Achenes 3–4 mm long, ribbed, glabrous; pappus 5–9 mm long.
    Figures
    Fig. 130 (page 622).
    Habitat
    Evergreen forest, forest margins, bamboo zone, secondary bushland in forest zone; (900–)1500–3300 m
    Distribution
    K1 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T2 T3 T6 T7 U2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    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.

    Literature

    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).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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