1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio exarachnoideus 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 1.5 m high; stems solitary, erect, pale green with darker green striations, sometimes reddish-purple below, slightly glandular-pubescent in upper part.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves sessile, ovate to broadly elliptic, 12–51 cm long (including 11.5–19 cm long petioloid base), 5.5–13.5 cm wide, attenuate into a very sparsely pubescent petioloid base, margins strongly dentate, apex obtuse or obtuse and shortly acuminate; stem leaves sessile, broadly ovate, lanceolate or elliptic, 7–32 cm long, 1.4–8.5 cm wide, cuneate into a petioloid base, the upper leaves with broadly winged, ± auriculate base, margins sinuate-dentate, apex obtuse; all leaves deep green and glabrous above, pale with prominent veins and glabrous except for a few arachnoid hairs on mid-rib beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula discoid, erect, numerous in a copious but lax terminal corymb; stalks of the individual capitula slender, glandular-pubescent or setose; involucre cylindrical, 6–7 mm long, 4 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 4–6, lanceolate, 2.5–6 mm long, slightly ciliate; phyllaries 12–14, pale yellowish green, 5–7 mm long, almost glabrous, long-attenuate, bearded at the apex.
    Florets
    Ray florets 0; disc florets and styles pale greenish yellow, anthers pale greenish yellow to sulphur, turning brown, corolla 6.3–7 mm long, tube glabrous, gradually expanded above the middle, lobes 1.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes (immature) 3 mm long, glabrous; pappus 6–7 mm long, white.
    Habitat
    Deciduous woodland and grassland; 1100–1900 m
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Senecio exarachnoideus C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [8685], Tanzania K000311386 holotype
    Milne-Redhead, E. [8685] K000311387
    Milne-Redhead, E. [8685] K000311388
    Milne-Redhead, E. [8685] K000311389

    First published in Kew Bull. 41(4): 896 (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: 896 (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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