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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Herb with annual shoots 20–100 cm high from a perennial rootstock; crown of rootstock woolly; stems erect, leafy, arachnoid to glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves sessile, elliptic, 20–30 cm long (including 4–14 cm long petioloid base), 4–7.5 cm wide, long-attenuate into a petioloid base, margins sinuate-dentate, apex rounded; lower stem leaves with expanded membraneous exauriculate base; median and upper stem leaves sessile, broadly ovate to lanceolate, elliptic or oblanceolate-oblong, 3–12 cm long, 1–5 cm wide, tapered and exauriculate to an expanded, auriculate and semi-amplexicaul base, margins denticulate, apex shortly acuminate; all leaves thinly arachnoid, glabrescent except for a few hairs on midrib beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula discoid, numerous in copious congested to lax terminal corymbiform clusters; stalks of the individual capitula slender, thinly arachnoid, often glabrescent; involucre cylindrical, 4.5–7.5 mm long, 3–4 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 2–6, lanceolate to linear, 2–7 mm long, usually thinly arachnoid and ciliate; phyllaries 8–14, 4.5–7 mm long, thinly arachnoid, glabrescent, bearded at apex.
    Florets
    Ray florets 0; disc florets yellow, corolla 4.7–6.5 mm long, tube rather abruptly expanded in upper third, glabrous, lobes 0.8–1.2 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 2–3 mm long, ribbed, hairy; pappus 5–6 mm long, white.
    Habitat
    Grassland and sparsely wooded grassland, especially where burned; 1500–2700 m
    Distribution
    T1 T4 T5 T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Senecio urundensis S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Scott Elliot, G.F. [8181], Uganda K000311383 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 35: 355 (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: 288 (1991).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 896 (1986).
    • S.Moore in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 35: 355 (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
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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