Senecio hadiensis Forssk.

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Status: Native
Usually a herbaceous climber with thick succulent, glabrous stems, sometimes a weakly erect herb or shrub. Leaves 4.5-7 × 1.5-3 cm, glabrous, elliptic or obovate; base attenuate into a weakly defined petiole up to 3.5 cm; apex acute; margin irregularly serrate. Inflorescence a branched corymbose panicle. Capitula usually radiate, less often without rays. Phyllaries 3-4 mm. Rays (if present) yellow. Ovary hairy.
Notes: Specimens of this species could not be found in SRGH on 11 January 2007.
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Habitat: Scrambling over bushes on termite mounds and by rivers
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Worldwide distribution: From Yemen southwards into NE Africa and southwards to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Images last updated: Sunday 14 January 2007

Jeffrey, C. (1986). The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bulletin 41(4) Page 898.

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.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Senecio hadiensis
African Plant Database: Senecio hadiensis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Senecio hadiensis
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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: Species information: Senecio hadiensis., retrieved 22 February 2024

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