Senecio coronatus (Thunb.) Harv.

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Senecio coronatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Dam wall, Cleveland Dam, Harare

Senecio coronatus

Photo: Bill Clarke
In game area, Val D'Or

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Status: Native
Erect perennial with large, broadly elliptic leaves concentrated around the base. One to several stout stems grow from a large rootstock, densely covered in silky hairs. Even the roots are often hairy. Capitula up to 20 in a terminal cluster, with numerous slender yellow ray florets.
Derivation of specific name: coronatus: crowned
Habitat: In dry ground, often most noticeable in burnt areas
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Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini and South Africa.
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 215. (Includes a picture).

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 641 - 642.

Jeffrey, C. (1986). The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bulletin 41(4) Page 896.

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.

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

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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: Senecio coronatus., retrieved 28 February 2024

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