9411.000 Senecio L.

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005) Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa

Jeffrey, C. (1986) The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa Kew Bulletin 41(4) 873-943

Description of the genus

Herbs, subshrubs or shrubs, sometimes succulent or climbing. Leaves alternate, sometimes radical, entire or lobed. Capitula either (1) heterogamous with marginal fertile (rarely sterile) female florets and bisexual disk florets or (2) homogamous. Calyculus of usually much shorter basal bracts present. Flowers usually yellow, less often purple or white. Phyllaries in 1 subequal series. Receptacle flat or ± convex, without scales, pitted or shortly fimbriate. Pappus of bristles.

Mikaniopsis cissampelina greatly resembles a climbing Senecio.

Worldwide: c.1250 species, cosmopolitan

Zimbabwe: 7 cultivated taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Metarctia lateritia (Laterite matron) Larval foodplant
Rhodogastria amasis (Tri-coloured tiger) Food plant
No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
bicolor (Willd.) Tod. subsp. cineraria (DC.) Chater
confusus Burtt
decaryi Humb.
elegans L.
macroglossus DC.
tamoides DC.Description, Image
viravira Hieron.

Other sources of information about Senecio:

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Flora of Botswana: Senecio
Flora of Caprivi: Senecio
Flora of Malawi: Senecio
Flora of Mozambique: Senecio
Flora of Zambia: Senecio
Flora of Zimbabwe: Senecio

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Senecio
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Senecio
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Senecio
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Senecio
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Senecio

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Senecio.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1552, retrieved 31 July 2016

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