Solanecio mannii (Hook. f.) C. Jeffrey

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Solanecio mannii

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Synonyms: Crassocephalum mannii (Hook. f.) Milne-Redh.
Crassocephalum multicorymbosum (Klatt) S. Moore
Senecio acervatus S. Moore
Senecio bogoroensis De Wild.
Senecio congolensis De Wild.
Senecio mannii Hook. f.
Senecio morrumbalensis De Wild.
Senecio multicorymbosus Klatt
Common names:
Status: Native
Shrub or small soft-wooded, tree, often much branched, to 7 m. Branchlets with very conspicuous pale leaf scars. Leaves crowded at ends of the branches; petiole to 2 cm; lamina 12-20(-40) × 4-8 cm, simple, oblong-elliptic, glabrous above, sparsely pubescent beneath; margin serrate. Inflorescence a large branched dense terminal panicle. Flowers yellow, unpleasantly scented in c.6-flowered capitula.
Derivation of specific name: mannii: after Gustav Mann (1836-1916), British colonial representative in the Gulf of Guinea, who collected plants in that area.
Habitat: Margins of evergreen forest and on rocky hillsides, in higher rainfall areas.
Altitude range: 1200 - 2200 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa from Nigeria to Ethiopia and South to Angola and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 27 May 2022

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Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 278. As Crassocephalum mannii

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White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 206. as Senecio mannii

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Solanecio mannii., retrieved 20 May 2024

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