Senecio tamoides DC.

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Senecio tamoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Vumba rd opp Jevington rd turnoff

Senecio tamoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Vumba rd opp Jevington rd turnoff

Senecio tamoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Senecio tamoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Skeleton Pass, Chimanimani National Park.

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Common names: Canary creeper (English)
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
A vigorous perennial scrambler or climber. Leaves rhombic-ovate, cordate at the base; margin with irregular, sometimes lobe-like teeth. Capitula in large branched heads, bright yellow. It makes a spectacular display when in flower, creeping along the ground or climbing several meters into the trees.
Notes: See Senecio deltoideus for differences between the species.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Along evergreen forest margins.
Altitude range: (metres) 300 - 1900 m
Flowering time:Apr - Jul
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 51.

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.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 150, plate 193

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 89.

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Flora of Mozambique: Senecio tamoides
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Senecio tamoides

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Senecio tamoides
African Plant Database: Senecio tamoides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Senecio tamoides
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Senecio tamoides
Plants of the World Online: Senecio tamoides
Tropicos: Senecio tamoides
Wikipedia: Senecio tamoides

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 tamoides., retrieved 22 June 2024

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