9411.000 Senecio L.

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

Jeffrey, C. (1986) The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV 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: 44 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Metarctia lateritia (Laterite matron) Larval foodplant
Rhodogastria amasis (Tri-coloured tiger) Food plant
Senecio coronatus

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

SpeciesFZ 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.EDescription, Image
milanjianus S. MooreEDescription, Image
oxyriifolius DC.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
pergamentaceus BakerEDescription
polyodon DC.?Description
propior S.MooreEDescription, Image
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.EDescription, Image
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 Botswana: Senecio
Flora of Caprivi: Senecio
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Senecio
Flora of Malawi: Senecio
Flora of Mozambique: Senecio
Flora of Zambia: Senecio
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Senecio

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Senecio
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Senecio
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Senecio
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Senecio
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Senecio
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Senecio
JSTOR Plant Science: Senecio
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Senecio
Plants of the World Online: Senecio
Tropicos: Senecio
Wikipedia: Senecio

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Senecio.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1552, retrieved 16 June 2024

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