Senecio polyodon DC.

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Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, up to 75 cm. Leaves in a basal rosette, narrowly elliptic, up to 10 cm long, clasping the stem; margin coarsely toothed. Flowerheads white to purple, ray-florets absent.
Notes: Note: Although this species is included in the Checklist of Zimbabwean Vascular Plants (Mapaura & Timberlake, 2004), its distribution appears to be unknown. No specimens of this species were found at the National Herbarium (SRGH) and its status as a Zimbabwean species is doubtful and needs further investigation.
Derivation of specific name: polyodon: with many teeth
Habitat: In moist grassland, seasonally flooded areas and near vleis and marshes.
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Worldwide distribution: South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape; doubtful in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: ?
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Images last updated: Saturday 8 September 2007

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 polyodon
African Plant Database: Senecio polyodon
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Senecio polyodon
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Senecio polyodon
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Senecio polyodon
JSTOR Plant Science: Senecio polyodon
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Senecio polyodon
Plants of the World Online: Senecio polyodon
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Wikipedia: Senecio polyodon

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 polyodon., retrieved 12 June 2024

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