1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio plantagineoides 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
    Perennial subscapigerous herb 12–60 cm high; stems 1–3, erect, or ± decumbent near base, flecked dingy purple, shortly glandular-hairy or glabrous.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves sessile, oblanceolate to narrowly oblanceolate-linear, 6.5–16 cm long (including 3–6.5 cm long petioloid base), 0.4–1.7 cm wide, attenuate into fibrous petioloid base, margins remotely coarsely to obscurely dentate, apex subobtuse, shortly acuminate-apiculate; stem leaves sessile, lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate or linear, 3.2–5.5 cm long, 0.3–0.6 cm wide, little expanded at the base, margins coarsely remotely serrate to entire, apex acute or attenuate; all leaves glabrous or sparsely pubescent on margins and mid-rib near base, glaucous beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate, erect, 1–15 in terminal and upper axillary, usually lax corymbs; inflorescence bracts and stalk of individual heads glandular-hairy or pilose; involucre cylindrical, 7–9 mm long, 3–5 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 2–6, lanceolate, 1.5–6 mm long, remote, shortly pilose, especially on margins; phyllaries 10–16, pilose or sometimes glabrous, 6–8 mm long, brownish and bearded at the apex.
    Florets
    Ray florets golden yellow, 6–9, tube 4.5 mm long, glabrous, rays 7–9 mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide, 4–7-veined; disc florets yellow, corolla 5.5–7 mm long, expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes 0.8–1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 2.7–3.5 mm long, shortly hairy, many-ribbed; pappus 5.5–6.5 mm long, white.
    Habitat
    Grassland; 2000–3150 m
    Distribution
    K3 K5 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Senecio plantagineoides C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2002 Agnew, A.D.Q. [7215], Kenya K000312137
    Bally, P.R.O. [7427] K000311377 holotype
    Tweedie [2169], Kenya K000312132
    Thulin, M. [135], Kenya K000312131
    Whyte, A. [s.n.], Kenya K000312134
    Powles [12], Kenya K000312135
    Maas Geesteranus, R.A. [5516], Kenya K000312138
    Mainwaring, D.C. [6076], Kenya K000312136
    Lacey, E.B. [15], Kenya K000312130
    Pierce, R. [1484for], Kenya K000312133
    Brodhurst-Hill [591for], Kenya K000312140
    Whittal, E. [211], Kenya K000312139
    Whittal, E. [125], Kenya K000312141

    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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    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/
    © 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