Senecio strictifolius Hiern

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Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
The following notes are somewhat provisional. Somewhat similar to S. inornatus, but less tall (to 1.2 m); basal leaves not prominent (perhaps even absent at flowering time - and certainly rarely collected); bracts of calyculus 6-7; ray-florets 9-12.The peak flowering time, per the specimens in SRGH, is April - May, somewhat later than inornatus.
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Habitat: Most often on stream sides and river banks, less often in vleis or marshy grassland, always in wet places.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1660 m
Flowering time:(Feb-) Apr - May (-Jul)
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 11 January 2007

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 636.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 223. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 38.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 200.


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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: Senecio strictifolius., retrieved 31 May 2016

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