1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio tabulicola Baker

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Coarse perennial herb, subscapigerous, 60–210 cm high; stems solitary, erect, at first slightly arachnoid, glabrescent, pale green with reddish longitudinal ridges.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves sessile, narrowly lanceolate to elliptic, 19–49 cm long (including 10–17 cm long petioloid base), 2–7 cm wide, gradually attenuate into a petioloid base, margins sinuate-dentate, apex shortly acuminate, green and glabrescent above, whitish to pale green and arachnoid but often glabrescent beneath; stem leaves smaller and becoming progressively smaller up the stem, sessile, not or somewhat expanded-auriculate and semi-amplexicaul at the base, sinuate-dentate to subentire.
    Capitulum
    Capitula erect, radiate, 3–35 in a lax to crowded terminal corymb; involucre cylindrical, 8–13 mm long, 6–10 mm in diameter, ± woolly at the base; bracts of calyculus 6–16, lanceolate, 2–7 mm long, ± arachnoid-tomentose; phyllaries ± 10–22, green with reddish or brownish tips, 7.5–11 mm long, shortly lanate or glabrous except near the base, apically bearded.
    Florets
    Ray florets 8–13, bright yellow, corolla tube glabrous, rays 8–11 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, 6–9-veined; disc florets deep yellow to orange, with yellow styles and brown anthers, corolla 6–10 mm long, tube gradually expanded above the middle, lobes 0.8–1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes not known mature but ovary of disc florets 1.7 mm long, glabrous, many-ribbed; pappus 6.5–10 mm long.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia or Uapaca woodland, grassland; 1200–2350 m
    Distribution
    T5 T7 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania

    Senecio tabulicola Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Whyte, A. [162] K000311509 Unknown type material
    Mphamba, S. [2], Mozambique K000613682

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1898: 155 (1898)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 895 (1986).
    • Baker in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1895: 155 (1895).

    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
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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