Senecio randii S. Moore

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Senecio randii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr cnr Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave

Senecio randii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr cnr Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave

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Status: Native
Perennial herb, up to 30 cm. Stems numerous, arising from a tufted centre, slightly woolly at the very base, otherwise glabrous. Leaves irregularly serrate, linear to narrowly elliptic, 30-40 × 2-4 mm, decreasing in size upwards. Phyllaries 20-22, 4-5 mm. Rays present, bright yellow. Ovary pubescent. Achenes 1-2 mm, black, 5-angled, with hairs on the angles.
Derivation of specific name: randii: named after Dr R.F. Rand (1856-1937), English Medical doctor and early plant collector in Zimbabwe.
Habitat: Forming extensive patches on black soils in vlei areas; also a colonist of cultivated areas.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,S
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Images last updated: Monday 8 January 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 randii
African Plant Database: Senecio randii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Senecio randii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Senecio randii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Senecio randii
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Senecio randii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Senecio randii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Senecio randii
Ispot Southern Africa: Senecio randii
JSTOR Plant Science: Senecio randii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Senecio randii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Senecio randii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Senecio randii
Tropicos: Senecio randii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Senecio randii., retrieved 25 June 2019

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