Senecio inornatus DC.

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Senecio inornatus

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Borrowdale Common, Harare

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Synonyms: Senecio lygodes Hiern
Senecio stolzii Mattf.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Tall perennial herb to 2 m. Stems winged below. Basal leaves glabrous, to 50 cm with a long petiole-like base and thick midrib; margin dentate. Cauline leaves similar but smaller. Inflorescence of numerous terminal corymbs. Capitula radiate; ray florets 5-8, yellow.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Usually in grassland in black soil vleis, some times on roadsides and river banks.
Altitude range: (metres) 975 - 1740 m
Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 11 January 2007

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 633 - 634.

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.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Senecio inornatus
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Senecio inornatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Senecio inornatus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Senecio inornatus
Tropicos: Senecio inornatus

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 inornatus., retrieved 26 April 2018

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