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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, 60–300 cm high; stems pubescent to glabrous; rhizome creeping?.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves sessile with petioloid base, lanceolate or oblanceolate to oblong, 7.5–78 cm long (including an up to 20 cm petioloid base), 1.6–18 cm wide, base of basal leaves gradually attenuate into narrowly winged petioloid base, that of stem leaves cordate and semi-amplexicaul, not or somewhat expanded and semi-amplexicaul at the base, margins dentate to coarsely bidentate, apex acute to rounded and sometimes obscurely acuminate, coriaceous to chartaceous, thinly pubescent above and especially on mid-rib beneath to glabrous.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate, erect, numerous in a congested terminal cymes; stalks of the individual capitula sparsely pilose or arachnoid-pubescent to glabrous; involucre cylindrical, 7–9 mm long, 4–5 mm in diameter, slightly arachnoid or glandular-pubescent at base; bracts of calyculus 4–8, yellow-green with brown tips, lanceolate, 3–7 mm long, glabrous or sparsely pubescent at margins and/or base; phyllaries 10–14, yellow-green with brown tips, 5.5–9 mm long, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
    Florets
    Ray florets 6–8, bright yellow, corolla tube 3–5.5 mm long, glabrous or glandular-pubescent, rays 7–9.5 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, 4–8-veined; disc florets somewhat darker yellow, corolla 6–7.5 mm long, tube gradually expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes 0.8–1.3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 4.7 mm long, glabrous, ribbed; pappus 6–7.5 mm long, white.
    Habitat
    Upland forest margins, grassland, swamps, riverine; 1900–3050 m
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K5 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Senecio pseudosubsessilis C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Tweedia [4193], Kenya K000311402 holotype
    Tweedia, Kenya K000311403

    First published in Kew Bull. 41(4): 894 (1986)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 222 (1994).
    • C.Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 894 (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
    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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