Senecio ruwenzoriensis S. Moore

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Senecio ruwenzoriensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr summit, Castle Beacon, Vumba

Senecio ruwenzoriensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr summit, Castle Beacon, Vumba

Senecio ruwenzoriensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castle Beacon, Vumba

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Synonyms: Senecio othonniformis Fourcade
Senecio paucifolius DC.
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect perennial, 30-100 cm. Stems glabrous. Leaves 3-5 × 1.5-2.5 cm, elliptic or oblong, sessile, slightly succulent, glaucous; apex acute to rounded, sometimes shortly apiculate; margin entire or with 1-2 shallow teeth. Inflorescence of few-fld lax corymbs. Capitula 10-11 mm. Phyllaries 14-16, 5-7 mm. Rays present, yellow. Ovary glabrous.
Derivation of specific name: ruwenzoriensis: from the Ruwenzori Mts
Habitat: In vleis and damp places, often in shallow soil over rocks. Also recorded from msasa and mopane woodland, grasslands and roadsides.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Nigeria to Sudan and southwards through East Africa to South Africa
Malawi distribution:
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Endemic status:
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Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 643 - 645. (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. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32.

Jeffrey, C. (1986). The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bulletin 41(4) Page 897.

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.

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: Senecio ruwenzoriensis., retrieved 18 May 2024

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