Solanecio angulatus (Vahl) C. Jeffrey

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Solanecio angulatus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Adjacent to Mazvikadei Dam wall, Banket

Solanecio angulatus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Adjacent to Mazvikadei Dam wall, Banket

Solanecio angulatus

Photo: David Hartung
Umwinsi River

Solanecio angulatus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mazvikadei Dam

Solanecio angulatus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mazvikadei Dam

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Synonyms: Crassocephalum bojeri (DC.) Robyns
Senecio subscandens Hochst.
Common names:
Status: Native
Liane or climbing shrub. Branchlets without conspicuous leaf scars. Leaves: lamina 8-14 × 4-8 cm, pinnatifid, glaucous, fleshy, base amplexicaul; margin with 1-4 large runcinate irregularly-arranged teeth on each side of the lamina. Capitula compact, tubular, in many rounded clusters. Florets yellow.
Notes: This species in leaf resembles certain members of the tribe Lactuceae but differs in having a watery, not a milky sap.
Derivation of specific name: angulatus: angled probably referring to the sharply angled lobes on the leaves.
Habitat: Usually scrambling in vegetation by rivers and streams or in woodland on termite mounds.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, South Africa, Madagascar and Comoro Islands.
Malawi distribution: S (other?)
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Endemic status:
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 216. (Includes a picture).

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 676 - 677. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 51.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 35.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 428 - 429. (Includes a picture).

Jeffrey, C. (1986). The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bulletin 41(4) Page 922.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 33.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 330 - 331. (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 58.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Solanecio angulatus., retrieved 22 July 2024

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