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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Tropical Africa to Uganda.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, sometimes ± straggling with erect stems 30–240 cm high, glabrous, sparsely glandular or sparsely setose.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves sessile, oblanceolate, 3–7.6 (including 1.5–2.5 cm petioloid base) cm long, 0.7–2 cm wide, narrowed into a slender, basally expanded petioloid base, deeply pinnately lobed with ovate strongly denticulate-lobulate apiculate lobes; stem leaves sessile, oblong-lanceolate to elliptic or oblanceolate, 2–24(–40) cm long, 0.7–6.5(–9) cm wide, ± auriculate at the base, margins sinuate-denticulate, crenulate to remote-dentate or pinnately lobed with ovate lobes, apex obtuse to acute; all leaves glabrous or almost so to ± glandular-pubescent above and especially on veins beneath, sometimes reddish-purple beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate, erect, 1–many in lax to sometimes dense terminal corymbs; stalks of the individual capitula glabrous to thinly glandular or finely pubescent; involucre 7–13 mm long, 3.5–6.5 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 2–8, narrow, lanceolate, 2–10 mm long, setaceous, glabrous, sparsely glandular, or sparsely hairy on margins; phyllaries 11–14(–21), 6–12 mm long, glabrous or sparsely glandular or thinly pubescent, green, sometimes purple-striped.
    Florets
    Ray florets 6–12, yellow, tube 3–6 mm long, glabrous, rays 10–16 x 2–5 mm, 5-veined; disc florets yellow, corolla 6.5–9 mm long, tube expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes 0.7–1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 4–5 mm long, glabrous; pappus 5–8 mm long (achenes and pappus unknown in vars. major and virungae).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

    Senecio transmarinus S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Scott Elliot, G.F. [7780], Uganda K000311528
    Kutland, M.P.H. [181], Uganda K000311525

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 35: 356 (1902)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 312 (1991).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 902 (1986).
    • Maquet in Fl. Rwanda 3: 664 (1985).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 243, 362 (1957).
    • S.Moore in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 35: 356 (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
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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