1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio mabberleyi C.Jeffrey

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb 0.8–2 m high; stems erect, weakly woody, sparsely arachnoid or pubescent to glabrous.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves petiolate, ovate-triangular to triangular, 13–16 cm long, 10–12.5 cm wide, base cordate, margins coarsely dentate, apex obtuse, apiculate; petiole unwinged, glabrous, 18–38 cm long; median and upper stem leaves ovate, broadly elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 7.5–19 cm long, 2.8–7 cm wide, base of median leaves rounded to cuneate into a broadly winged dentate semi-amplexicaul base, or cordate and petiolate, base of upper leaves sometimes sessile and sometimes slightly narrowed towards an auriculate and semi-amplexicaul base, margins coarsely dentate or denticulate, apex obtuse; all leaves rather coriaceous, green, sparsely arachnoid, glabrescent or glabrous on both surfaces or glabrous above and sparsely pilose on veins beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate, erect, 6 to numerous in lax terminal corymbose cymes; stalks of the individual capitula slightly arachnoid or glabrous; involucre cylindrical, 7.5–9 mm long, 6 mm in diameter, slightly woolly at the base; bracts of calyculus 6–12, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, reflexing, 4.5–9 mm long, slightly arachnoid to glabrous, bearded at the apex; phyllaries 12–16, sometimes long-tapered, 6.5–9 mm long, sparsely pubescent or arachnoid in upper part, bearded at apex.
    Florets
    Ray florets 5–8, yellow, corolla tube 4–5 mm long, glabrous, rays 10–13 mm long, 3.5–4 mm wide, 4–7-veined; disc florets yellow, corolla 7–9 mm long, slender, gradually slightly expanded above the middle, lobes 1–1.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Mature achenes unknown; ovary of disc florets 2–4 mm long, glabrous, ribbed; pappus 7–8 mm long, white.
    Habitat
    Upland forest or forest margins; may be locally common; 1800–2300 m
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T6

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Senecio mabberleyi C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mabberley, D.J. [1300], Tanzania K000311408 holotype
    Mabberley, D.J. [1300], Tanzania K000311409

    First published in Kew Bull. 41(4): 893 (1986)

    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: 893 (1986).

    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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