Senecio auriculatissimus Britten

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Senecio auriculatissimus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Senecio auriculatissimus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Senecio auriculatissimus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

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Common names:
Frequency: Local and occasional
Status: Native
Creeping or scandent herb with stems up to 1.5 m long. Leaves reniform with a broad apical notch, broader than long, often coloured purple below; margin dentate; petiole 3-4 cm bearing prominent stipule-like auricles c. 2 cm at the base. Flowers yellow.
Derivation of specific name: auriculatissimus: with most marked ear-like lobes, strongly auriculate (at the base of the petiole)
Habitat: Along forest edges.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Aug -Dec
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Content last updated: Saturday 8 September 2007

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. (2002). Endemics of Mt. Mulanje. The endemic spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Systematics and Geography of Plants 72 Page 21.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 57.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Senecio auriculatissimus., retrieved 17 April 2024

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