9411.000 Senecio L.

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

Jeffrey, C. (1986) The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bulletin 41(4) 873-943

Description of the genus

Herbs, subshrubs or shrubs, sometimes succulent or climbing. Leaves alternate, sometimes radical, entire or lobed. Capitula either (1) heterogamous with marginal fertile (rarely sterile) female florets and bisexual disk florets or (2) homogamous. Calyculus of usually much shorter basal bracts present. Flowers usually yellow, less often purple or white. Phyllaries in 1 subequal series. Receptacle flat or ± convex, without scales, pitted or shortly fimbriate. Pappus of bristles.

Mikaniopsis cissampelina greatly resembles a climbing Senecio.

Worldwide: c.1250 species, cosmopolitan

Mozambique: 24 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Metarctia lateritia (Laterite matron)
Rhodogastria amasis (Tri-coloured tiger)
Senecio auriculatissimus

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aetfatensis B. Nord.[NrEnd][VU]MSDescription, Image
auriculatissimus BrittenMSDescription, Image
barbertonicus Klatt?Description, Image
coronatus (Thunb.) Harv.Description, Image
deltoideus Less.MS(?other)Description, Image
forbesii Oliv. & Hiern[End]?
gazensis S. MooreMSDescription, Image
greenwayi C. jeffrey
hochstetteri Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.MSDescription, Image
inornatus DC.T,MSDescription, Image
latifolius DC.Description, Image
madagascariensis Poir.Description, Image
milanjianus S. MooreZDescription, Image
oxyriifolius DC.MS,M (other?)Description, Image
peltophorus Brenan[NrEnd]Z
pleistocephalus S. MooreM
polyanthemoides Sch. Bip.GIImage
propior S.MooreMS(other?) Description, Image
purpureus L.MS (other?)Description, Image
ruwenzoriensis S. MooreDescription, Image
speciosus Willd.M
tabulicola Baker
tamoides DC.MSDescription, Image
viminalis Bremek.M

Other sources of information about Senecio:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Senecio
Flora of Caprivi: Senecio
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Senecio
Flora of Malawi: Senecio
Flora of Zambia: Senecio
Flora of Zimbabwe: Senecio
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Senecio

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Senecio
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Senecio
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Senecio
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Senecio
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iNaturalist: Senecio
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Senecio
JSTOR Plant Science: Senecio
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Senecio
Plants of the World Online: Senecio
Tropicos: Senecio
Wikipedia: Senecio

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Senecio.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1552, retrieved 2 December 2023

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