Solanecio angulatus (Vahl) C. Jeffrey

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Solanecio angulatus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Adjacent to Mazvikadei Dam wall, Banket

Solanecio angulatus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Adjacent to Mazvikadei Dam wall, Banket

Solanecio angulatus

Photo: David Hartung
Umwinsi River

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Synonyms: Crassocephalum bojeri (DC.) Robyns
Senecio subscandens Hochst.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Liane or climbing shrub. Branchlets without conspicuous leaf scars. Leaves: lamina 8-14 × 4-8 cm, pinnatifid, glaucous, fleshy, base amplexicaul; margin with 1-4 large runcinate irregularly-arranged teeth on each side of the lamina. Capitula compact, tubular, in many rounded clusters. Florets yellow.
Notes: This species in leaf resembles certain members of the tribe Lactuceae but differs in having a watery sap, not a milky one.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Usually scrambling in vegetation by rivers and streams or on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) 1160 - 1520 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Endemic status:
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 216. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 58.


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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: Species information: Solanecio angulatus., retrieved 26 October 2016

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