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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Woody herb 7–30(–60) cm high, much branched, rhizomatous; stems leafy, arachnoid-pubescent; roots up to 40 cm long.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, rather succulent, oblong to oblanceolate, 1.2–3.5 cm long, 0.2–1 cm wide, slightly expanded and sometimes auriculate at the base, margins obscurely crenulate-serrulate, apex obtuse, minutely apiculate, densely white arachnoid-tomentose to sparsely arachnoid or glabrous above, densely white arachnoid-tomentose beneath except for base of midrib.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate or discoid, erect, 1–4 together terminal on the branches, sessile or shortly stalked; stalks of the individual capitula swollen, arachnoid-pubescent; involucre 7–9 mm long, 4.5–6 cm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 6–10, lanceolate to oblong, dark-tipped, 3–6 mm long, obtuse to acute, arachnoid especially on margins to densely lanate-tomentose; phyllaries 18–20, sometimes purplish, 7–8.5 mm long, thinly to densely arachnoid or lanate, especially in lower half.
    Florets
    Ray florets absent or 10–14, when present bright yellow, tube 2.5–3 mm long, hairy throughout or at base only, rays 8–12 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, 4–5-veined; disc florets dull yellow, corolla 4.5–6 mm long, expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes 0.5–1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 2.5 mm long, ribbed, glabrous; pappus 5–6 mm long, white.
    Habitat
    Dry stony slopes and scree, stony gravel, in rock crevices, in the lower part of its range in open giant heath, in the upper part of its range in the shelter of rocks or even next to glaciers; the highest phanerogam in Africa; (3350–)3600–5400 m
    Distribution
    T2 endemic to Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1953 Volkens, S [1367] K000311536 Unknown type material

    First published in Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas c. (1895) 417

    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: 900 (1986).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 239, 360, t. 1b (1957).
    • O.Hoffm. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 417 (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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