1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio amplificatus 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 herb, creeping or decumbent with erect flowering stems 9–30 cm high; stems sparsely pilose to arachnoid, dark-coloured.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, oblanceolate, 2.5–5.6 cm long, 0.2–0.4(–0.6 across the teeth) cm wide, reducing in size somewhat up the stems, entire or with a few remote teeth, apex subacute or shortly acuminate, apiculate; glabrous or pilose especially above and on midrib and veins beneath.
    Capitulum
    Capitula radiate, erect, terminal, solitary or few; stalks of the individual capitula pilose or almost glabrous; involucre broadly cylindrical, 10 mm long, 7 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 12–14, lanceolate, 3.5–4.5 mm long, ciliate or ciliate-arachnoid at least in upper part; phyllaries 20–22, green or purple, 8.5–9.5 mm long.
    Florets
    Ray florets 21, yellow, tube 3.5 mm long, hairy, rays 13 x 3 mm, 4-veined; disc florets yellow, corolla 5.5 mm long, expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes 0.7 mm long.
    Fruits
    Mature achenes unknown; ovary 2 mm long, appressed-hairy; pappus 5 mm long.
    Habitat
    On a small summit in the upper giant heath zone; 3500 m
    Distribution
    known from only the Nyandarua/Aberdare Mts K3

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    Distribution

    Senecio amplificatus C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Hedberg, O. [4326], Kenya K000311367 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 41(4): 900 (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: 223 (1994).
    • C.Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 900 (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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