Senecio auriculatissimus Britten

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Senecio auriculatissimus

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Senecio auriculatissimus

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Senecio auriculatissimus

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Senecio auriculatissimus

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

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Frequency: Local and occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Scandent shrub to 1.5 m. Leaves distinctly 2-lobed with a broad apical notch, broader than long, often coloured purple below; margin dentate; petiole 3-4 cm bearing prominent stipule-like auricles c. 2 cm at the base. Flowers yellow.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: auriculatissimus: with most marked ear-like lobes, strongly auriculate (at the base of the petiole)
Habitat: Forest edges
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Aug -Dec
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique (per specimens in SRGH)
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 13 March 2012
Literature:

Strugnell, A.M. (2002). Endemics of Mt. Mulanje. The endemic spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Systematics and Geography of Plants 72 Page 21.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 57.


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African Plant Database: Senecio auriculatissimus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Senecio auriculatissimus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Senecio auriculatissimus
Ispot Southern Africa : Senecio auriculatissimus
JSTOR Plant Science: Senecio auriculatissimus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Senecio auriculatissimus
Tropicos: Senecio auriculatissimus
West African Plants database: Senecio auriculatissimus


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: Senecio auriculatissimus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161080, retrieved 29 May 2016

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