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: 22 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

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aetfatensis B. Nord.[NrEnd][VU]MSDescription, Image
auriculatissimus BrittenMSDescription, Image
barbertonicus Klatt?Description, Image
coronatus (Thunb.) Harv.Description, Image
deltoideus Less.Description, Image
greenwayi C. jeffrey
hochstetteri Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.MS (other?)Description, 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
pleistocephalus S. MooreM
polyanthemoides Sch. Bip.GIImage
proprior S.MooreMS(other?) Description, Image
purpureus L.MS (other?)Description, Image
ruwenzoriensis S. MooreDescription, Image
speciosus Willd.M
tabulicola Baker
tamoides DC.MSDescription, Image
variabilis Sch.Bip.MS (other?)
viminalis Bremek.M

Other sources of information about Senecio:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Senecio
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Senecio
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Senecio
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Senecio
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Senecio

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Senecio.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1552, retrieved 21 September 2019

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