Senecio latifolius DC.

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Senecio latifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd, nr Eagle School rd junction

Senecio latifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd, nr Eagle School rd junction

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Synonyms: Senecio sceleratus Schweick.
Common names: Noxious ragwort (English)
Status: Native
Erect herb, growing annual stems from a perennial rootstock. It belongs to a group of closely related species, including S. venosus, S. retrorsus and S. pergamentaceus. All are erect perennial plants with glaucous, elliptic leaves, which clasp around the stem. S. latifolius lacks the clear translucent veining when held against the light.
Derivation of specific name: latifolius: broad-leaved
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Flowering time:Sep - Feb
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 214. (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 168 - 169. (Includes a picture).

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.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 147. (Includes a picture).

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.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 149, plate 192

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 38.

Shone, D.K. & Drummond, R.B. (1965). Poisonous Plants of Rhodesia Ministry of Agriculture, Rhodesia Pages 14 - 17. as Senecio scleratus (Includes a picture).

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

Wild, H. (1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 74. (Includes a picture).

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

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Flora of Botswana: Senecio latifolius
Flora of Malawi: Senecio latifolius
Flora of Zambia: Senecio latifolius
Flora of Zimbabwe: Senecio latifolius

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Senecio latifolius
African Plant Database: Senecio latifolius
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Senecio latifolius
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Senecio latifolius
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Senecio latifolius
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Senecio latifolius
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Senecio latifolius
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Senecio latifolius
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Senecio latifolius
JSTOR Plant Science: Senecio latifolius
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Senecio latifolius
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Senecio latifolius
Plants of the World Online: Senecio latifolius
Tropicos: Senecio latifolius
Wikipedia: Senecio latifolius

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Senecio latifolius., retrieved 29 March 2023

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