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: Notes on Compositae: IV 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

Malawi: 24 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 divisionsContent
auriculatissimus BrittenSDescription, Image
coronatus (Thunb.) Harv.Description, Image
deltoideus Less.Description, Image
erubescens Aiton var. erubescens NDescription, Image
gramineticola C. Jeffrey
greenwayi C. jeffrey
hochstetteri Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.N,C,SDescription, Image
inornatus DC.N(other?)Description, Image
laticorymbosus GilliN
latifolius DC.Description, Image
maranguensis O. Hoffm.
milanjianus S. MooreSDescription, Image
oxyriifolius DC.Description, Image
pachyrhizus O. Hoffm.Image
peltophorus Brenan[NrEnd]S
pergamentaceus BakerDescription
proprior S.MooreNDescription, Image
purpureus L.Description, Image
ruwenzoriensis S. MooreDescription, Image
strictifolius HiernDescription
syringifolius O. Hoffm.N,C,SDescription, Image
tabulicola BakerN
urundensis S. Moore
whyteanus Britten[End]S

Other sources of information about Senecio:

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Flora of Botswana: Senecio
Flora of Caprivi: Senecio
Flora of Mozambique: Senecio
Flora of Zambia: 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
Wikipedia: Senecio
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Senecio
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Senecio

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Senecio.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1552, retrieved 27 January 2023

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