9411.000 Senecio L.

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005) Compositae (Part 3) FTEA

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: 43 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Rhodogastria amasis (Tri-coloured tiger)
Senecio coronatus

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

SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
aetfatensis B. Nord.[NrEnd][VU]EDescription, Image
auriculatissimus BrittenEDescription, Image
barbertonicus KlattW,C,E,SDescription, Image
conrathii N.E. Br.EDescription, Image
consanguineus DC.W
coronatus (Thunb.) Harv.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
cryphiactis O. Hoffm.N,S
deltoideus Less.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
erubescens Aiton var. erubescens W,C,E,SDescription, Image
gazensis S. MooreEDescription, Image
hadiensis Forssk.C,EDescription
hastatus L.SDescription
helminthioides (Sch. Bip.) HilliardCDescription
hochstetteri Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
homoplasticus S. MooreE
inornatus DC.C,E,SDescription, Image
lactucifolius ?auth.E
latifolius DC.C,E,SDescription, Image
lydenburgensis Hutch. & Burtt DavyE
macroglossus DC.E
madagascariensis Poir.E
milanjianus S. MooreEDescription, Image
oxyriifolius DC.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
pergamentaceus BakerEDescription
polyodon DC.?Description
purpureus L.EDescription, Image
randii S. MooreN,C,SDescription, Image
retrorsus DC.?
ruwenzoriensis S. MooreN,W,C,EDescription, Image
serratuloides DC. var. serratuloides E
sp.no.1 (O. B. Miller 4589)N,W,C
sp.no.2 (Whellan & Davis 986)E
sp.no.3 (Drummond & Robson 5833)E
sp.no.4 (Goodier 989)E
striatifolius DC.C,E
strictifolius HiernN,W,C,E,SDescription
swynnertonii S. MooreE
syringifolius O. Hoffm.E
tamoides DC.EDescription, Image
torticaulis Merxm.C,E
triactinus S. MooreN,C,E,SDescription, Image
venosus Harv.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
vulgaris L.CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Senecio:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Senecio
Flora of Mozambique: Senecio
Flora of Zambia: 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, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Senecio.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1552, retrieved 22 September 2014

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