Senecio polyodon DC.

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, up to 75 cm. Leaves in a basal rosette, narrowly elliptic, up to 10 cm long, clasping the stem; margin coarsely toothed. Flowerheads white to purple, ray-florets absent.
Notes: Note: Although this species is included in the Checklist of Zimbabwean Vascular Plants (Mapaura & Timberlake, 2004), its distribution appears to be unknown. No specimens of this species were found at the National Herbarium (SRGH) and its status as a Zimbabwean species is doubtful and needs further investigation.
Derivation of specific name: polyodon: with many teeth
Habitat: In moist grassland, seasonally flooded areas and near vleis and marshes.
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Worldwide distribution: South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape; doubtful in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: ?
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Images last updated: Saturday 8 September 2007
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African Plant Database: Senecio polyodon
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Senecio polyodon
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Senecio polyodon
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Senecio polyodon
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Senecio polyodon
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Senecio polyodon
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Senecio polyodon
Ispot Southern Africa : Senecio polyodon
JSTOR Plant Science: Senecio polyodon
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Senecio polyodon
Tropicos: Senecio polyodon
West African Plants database: Senecio polyodon


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 polyodon.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161300, retrieved 28 September 2016

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