1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio sororius 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, 60–65 cm high; stems 1–2, erect, yellow-green tinged dull purple, almost glabrous.
    Leaves
    Basal and stem leaves sessile, rather fleshy, green, with fine reddish-purple margins, oblanceolate-linear, 5–26 cm long (including 3.5–10 cm long petioloid base), 0.7–1 cm wide, long-attenuate into a petioloid base, margins dentate, apex obtuse, ± woolly and vinous at very base, otherwise glabrous, held erect with margins folded upwards; stem leaves becoming progressively smaller up the stem and becoming semi-amplexicaul.
    Capitulum
    Capitula erect, radiate, 2–4 in lax terminal corymb; stalks of the individual capitula slightly arachnoid near apex; involucre broadly cylindrical, 10–12 mm long, 10 mm in diameter, slightly arachnoid-lanate at base; bracts of calyculus 10–12, lanceolate, 5–9.5 mm long, sparsely arachnoid; phyllaries 20–22, tinged dull purple, 8–10.5 mm long, slightly arachnoid or glabrous, bearded at apex.
    Florets
    Ray florets 8–11, bright yellow, corolla tube 5 mm long, sparsely hairy, rays irregular and somewhat reflexed, 17 mm long, 3 mm wide, 8-veined; disc florets paler yellow, with brown anthers, corolla 8 mm long, tube gradually expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes ovate, 1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 5 mm long, shortly pubescent, many-ribbed; pappus 7.5–8.5 mm long.
    Habitat
    Boggy grassland, where it is locally dominant; 1000 m
    Distribution
    T8 known only from the type

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Senecio sororius C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne - Redhead, E. [8571B] K000311392 holotype
    Milne - Redhead, E. [8571B] K000311393

    First published in Kew Bull. 41(4): 895 (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: 895 (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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