Solanecio mannii (Hook. f.) C. Jeffrey

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Solanecio mannii

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Leopard Rock Game Reserve, Vumba

Solanecio mannii

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Path to Mermaids Falls, Aberfoyle

Solanecio mannii

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Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Solanecio mannii

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Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

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Synonyms: Crassocephalum mannii (Hook. f.) Milne-Redh.
Senecio acervatus S. Moore
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:
Habitat: Margins of evergreen forest and on rocky hillsides, in higher rainfall areas.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution:
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Content last updated: Friday 14 August 2009

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 107. (Includes a picture).

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

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 58.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Solanecio mannii., retrieved 17 July 2018

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