9411.000 Senecio L.

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

Jeffrey, C. (1986) The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa Kew Bulletin 41(4) 873-943

Description of the genus

Herbs, subshrubs or shrubs, sometimes succulent or climbing. Leaves alternate, sometimes radical, entire or lobed. Capitula either (1) heterogamous with marginal fertile (rarely sterile) female florets and bisexual disk florets or (2) homogamous. Calyculus of usually much shorter basal bracts present. Flowers usually yellow, less often purple or white. Phyllaries in 1 subequal series. Receptacle flat or ± convex, without scales, pitted or shortly fimbriate. Pappus of bristles.

Mikaniopsis cissampelina greatly resembles a climbing Senecio.

Worldwide: c.1250 species, cosmopolitan

Zambia: 17 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Metarctia lateritia (Laterite matron)
Rhodogastria amasis (Tri-coloured tiger)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
coronatus (Thunb.) Harv.Image
cryphiactis O. Hoffm.S
erubescens Aiton var. erubescens Description, Image
inornatus DC.CDescription, Image
kayomborum BeentjeC
latifolius DC.Description, Image
macroglossus DC.Lk
madagascariensis Poir.BWDescription, Image
oxyriifolius DC.NDescription, Image
pachyrhizus O. Hoffm.NMcImage
pergamentaceus BakerDescription
purpureus L.Image
randii S. MooreLkDescription, Image
ruwenzoriensis S. MooreLkImage
strictifolius HiernDescription
urundensis S. Moore
venosus Harv.LkDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Senecio:

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Flora of Botswana: Senecio
Flora of Caprivi: Senecio
Flora of Malawi: Senecio
Flora of Mozambique: Senecio
Flora of Zimbabwe: Senecio
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Senecio

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Senecio
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Senecio
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Senecio
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Senecio
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Senecio

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Senecio.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1552, retrieved 19 November 2017

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