1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio discokaraguensis 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 to 2 m high, subscapigerous; stems paired, erect, furrowed, greyish-green, arachnoid.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves sessile, elliptic, 27–32 cm long (including 7.5–11.5 cm long petioloid base), 2.5–6 cm wide, attenuate into a petioloid base, sinuate-dentate, acute, coriaceous, green and glabrous above, greyish-green and arachnoid beneath, the petioloid base thinly arachnoid; stem leaves smaller and becoming progressively smaller up the stem, sessile, linear-lanceolate, auriculate, ± entire, 5.5–11 cm long, 0.7–1 cm wide.
    Capitulum
    Capitula discoid, erect, 4–5 in a lax terminal corymb; stalks of the individual capitula arachnoid; involucre globose, arachnoid, ± 10 mm long, 10 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus ± 12–14, broadly lanceolate, arachnoid, apically bearded, 8 mm long; phyllaries ± 26–28, arachnoid, greyish-green tipped reddish, apically long-attenuate and glabrous except at bearded tip.
    Florets
    Ray florets 0; disc-florets, styles and anthers orange-yellow, corolla 7.5 mm long, tube gradually expanded upwards, glabrous, lobes 0.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Mature achenes unknown, but ovary of disc florets ± 1.5 mm long, glabrous; pappus 6 mm long.
    Habitat
    Grassland; 1620 m
    Distribution
    known only from the type T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Senecio discokaraguensis C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne - Redhead, E. [10044] K000311390 holotype

    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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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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