Senecio gazensis S. Moore

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Senecio gazensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Chinziwa, Vumba

Senecio gazensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Chinziwa, Vumba

Senecio gazensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Chinziwa, Vumba

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Common names:
Frequency: Frequent in the Eastern Highlands
Status: Native
Perennial herb to 80 cm. Stems occurring in clusters, leafy with numerous linear leaves from the base; the leaves erecto-patent or appressed to the stem. Leaves 25 × 3 mm; margin serrate. Flowers in a terminal corymb. Ray-florets yellow.
Derivation of specific name: gazensis: of Gazaland, a historic name for Southern Mozambique.
Habitat: In seasonally burnt grassland; also in Brachystegia woodland
Altitude range: (metres) 1240 - 2250 m
Flowering time:(Jun-) Sep - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 19 April 2007

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 50.

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.

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

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Flora of Mozambique: Senecio gazensis

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Senecio gazensis., retrieved 11 December 2023

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