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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to TanzaniaTanzania, Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Subshrub 17–50 cm high; stems white with dense to thin arachnoid tomentum or densely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves crowded or rather crowded, sessile, narrowly elliptic, elliptic or oblanceolate in outline, 1.5–2.6 cm long, 0.1–0.25 cm wide (or 0.2–0.7 cm across the lobes), ± expanded but exauriculate at base, margins remotely pinnate-serrate or narrowly pinnately lobulate, revolute, apex obtuse, thinly arachnoid and glabrescent, or pilose but glabrescent above, white with arachnoid tomentum beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate, erect, solitary and terminal on the branches or in small terminal corymbs; stalks of the individual capitula arachnoid-tomentose or shortly pubescent; involucre broadly cylindrical, 5–9 mm long, 3.5–5 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 12–20, imbricate, lanceolate, acute, dark-coloured or with dark-coloured tips, 1.5–6 mm long, thinly arachnoid or pubescent; phyllaries ± 20–21, 5–8 mm long, thinly arachnoid at least in lower part, glabrescent, dark-tinged and/or with dark tips, sometimes long-attenuate.
    Florets
    Ray florets 12–14, yellow, tube 2–3.5 mm long, hairy, rays 6.5–11 x 2–2.5 mm, 4-5-veined; disc florets yellow, corolla 3.5–6.2 mm long, expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes 0.5–1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 2–2.5 mm long, ribbed, hairy in the grooves; pappus 3–6.2 mm long.
    Habitat
    Giant heath zone; 3300–3650 m
    Distribution
    K2 K3 T2 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Senecio hedbergii C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thulin, M. [217], Kenya K000311869
    Hedberg, O. [1422] K000311372 holotype
    Champion, A.H. [s.n.], Kenya K000311868

    First published in Kew Bull. 41(4): 899 (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: 899 (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
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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