1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio margaritae 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
    Succulent shrub 90–150 cm high, with straggly branches; stems glabrous, with pungent smell when cut.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, succulent, subcylindrical, grooved above, 5–11.5 cm long, 0.2–0.6 cm wide, entire, apiculate, glabrous.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate, very numerous in copious long-stalked compound terminal corymbs; involucre cylindrical, 10–12 mm long, 3–5 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 2–5, lax, lanceolate, 2–4 mm long; phyllaries 5–8, 6.5–12 mm long.
    Florets
    Ray florets 5, bright yellow, tube 6.6–9.5 mm long, glabrous; rays 1.7–3.5 mm long, rather irregularly lobed; disc florets yellow, corolla 8.3–11.5 mm long, expanded in upper two-thirds, glabrous, lobes 1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 4 mm long, glabrous or sparsely shortly hairy; pappus 7.5–9 mm long.
    Habitat
    Not mentioned; possibly rocky bushland; 1800–1950 m
    Distribution
    K3 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Senecio margaritae C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2002 Kirrika, E.P.K. [464], Kenya K000311867
    Bally, P.R.O. [B 1013a] K000311378 holotype
    Bally, P.R.O. [1013] K000311381
    Bally, P.R.O. [s.n], Kenya K000311866
    Verdcourt, B. [3591(S)], Kenya K000311865

    First published in Kew Bull. 41(4): 898 (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: 898 (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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