Senecio hochstetteri Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.

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Senecio hochstetteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mutandani and Muvumodzi rivers,Eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Senecio hochstetteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mutandani and Muvumodzi rivers,Eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Senecio hochstetteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mutandani and Muvumodzi rivers,Eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Senecio hochstetteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mutandani and Muvumodzi rivers,Eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Senecio hochstetteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Binga just before Nhamadzi River crossing, Chimanimani National Reserve

Senecio hochstetteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Binga just before Nhamadzi River crossing, Chimanimani National Reserve

Senecio hochstetteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Binga just before Nhamadzi River crossing, Chimanimani National Reserve

Senecio hochstetteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Binga just before Nhamadzi River crossing, Chimanimani National Reserve

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Synonyms: Senecio chlorocephalus Muschl.
Senecio hochstetteri Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich. var. radiatus Chiov.
Senecio lugardae Bullock
Senecio polygonoides Muschl.
Senecio rusisiensis R.E.Fr.
Senecio tongoensis De Wild.
Senecio tshitirungensis De Wild.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb up to 1.20 m high, sticky glandular. Leaves concentrated near the base, getting smaller higher up the stems; margins crenate, wavy. Flower heads white, cream or pale yellow, without ray-florets.
Notes: Specimens of this species were previously often identified as Senecio variabilis a very similar taxon from South Africa. If future research would prove these two taxa conspecific the name S. variabilis would be the older and correct name.
Derivation of specific name: hochstetteri: named after Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter (1787-1860), German Protestant minister, botanist, plant and collector.
Habitat: In open woodland and grassland on sandy soils.
Altitude range: Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Sierra Leone to Cameroon, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 24 January 2020
Literature:

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 666.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 105.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 50. As Senecio chlorocephalus and S. variabilis

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32. Possibly as Senecio variabilis?

Jeffrey, C. (1986). The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bulletin 41(4) Page 903.

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.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 89. as Senecio variabilis

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Senecio hochstetteri.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161190, retrieved 11 July 2020

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