Senecio aetfatensis B. Nord.

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Senecio aetfatensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts National Park, Mozambique.

Senecio aetfatensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts National Park, Mozambique.

Senecio aetfatensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts National Park, Mozambique.

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched shrubby herb, up to 1.5 m tall. Stems and branches shortly hairy, somewhat brittle. Leaves alternate, sessile, 3-8 cm long, 2-pinnatifid with 4-5 primary lobes on each side, green above, paler beneath, shortly hairy on both surfaces; base running down, auriculate with small dentate ears. Capitula 3-10 forming a lax terminal inflorescence. Involucral bracts 13-21, 1-seriate, linear-lanceolate, 4-5.5 mm long, green with membranous margins. Florets yellow; rays (5)-8; disk-florets 40-60. Pappus with numerous bristles, erect, 3-4 mm long, white with minute hooks.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: aetfatensis: after the Association pour l'Etude Taxonomique de la Flore d'Afrique Tropicale (AETFAT). The type specimen was found during its 15th Congres, which was held in Harare, February 1997.
Habitat: Among quartzite rocks in montane grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Confined to the Chimanimani Mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Monday 5 September 2011
Literature:

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 163.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 135.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 28.

Nordenstam, B. (1999). Senecio aetfatensis (Asteraceae: Senecioneae), a new species from Zimbabwe Novon 9(2) Pages 245 - 247. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 89.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Senecio aetfatensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161070, retrieved 14 November 2019

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