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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, 40–150 cm high; stems erect, with white arachnoid tomentum, glabrescent, reddish-brown.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves sessile, elliptic, 31–60 cm long (including 10–22 cm long petioloid base), 7–17 cm wide, attenuate into a membraneous petioloid base, margins closely to coarsely dentate or bidentate, apex obtuse; stem leaves sessile, elliptic to lanceolate, 4.5–32 cm long, 0.5–10.5 cm wide, attenuate into an exauriculate or scarcely auriculate petioloid base in lower leaves, expanded and semi-amplexicaul in upper leaves, margins strongly dentate or bidentate, obtuse, shortly acuminate; all leaves arachnoid-pubescent and ± glabrescent.
    Capitulum
    Capitula discoid, erect, numerous in congested terminal corymbs; involucre cylindrical, 7–9 mm long, 5.5–6.5 mm in diameter, arachnoid at least at the base; bracts of calyculus 8–10, lanceolate, 3–8 mm long, ± arachnoid; phyllaries 16–18, 7–8 mm long, arachnoid or thinly so, long-tapered and bearded at the apex.
    Florets
    Ray florets 0; disc florets yellow to orange or brownish, corolla 4.5–7 mm long, tube gradually expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes 0.7–1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes (immature) 4 mm long, glabrous; pappus 4.5–7 mm long, white.
    Habitat
    Grassland or bushed grassland, ?only in unburnt areas; 1500–2250 m
    Distribution
    T4 T7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania

    Senecio gramineticola C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

    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
    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0