Senecio hochstetteri Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.

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Senecio hochstetteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Senecio hochstetteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Senecio hochstetteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Senecio chlorocephalus Muschl.
Senecio hochstetteri Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich. var. radiatus Chiov.
Senecio lugardae Bullock
Senecio polygonoides Muschl.
Senecio rusisiensis R.E.Fr.
Senecio tongoensis De Wild.
Senecio tshitirungensis De Wild.
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb up to 1.20 m high, sticky glandular. Leaves concentrated near the base, getting smaller higher up the stems; margins crenate, wavy. Flower heads white, cream or pale yellow, without ray-florets.
Derivation of specific name: hochstetteri: named after Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter (1787-1860), German Protestant minister, botanist, plant and collector.
Habitat: In open woodland and grassland on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Sierra Leone to Cameroon, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 22 April 2007

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 666.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 105.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32. Possibly as Senecio variabilis?


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Senecio hochstetteri., retrieved 20 February 2018

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