Senecio strictifolius Hiern

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Common names:
Status: Native
The following notes are somewhat provisional. Somewhat similar to S. inornatus, but less tall (to 1.2 m); basal leaves not prominent (perhaps even absent at flowering time - and certainly rarely collected); bracts of calyculus 6-7; ray-florets 9-12.The peak flowering time, per the specimens in SRGH, is April - May, somewhat later than inornatus.
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Habitat: Most often on stream sides and river banks, less often in vleis or marshy grassland, always in wet places.
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Flowering time:(Feb-) Apr - May (-Jul)
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.
Malawi distribution:
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Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 636.

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

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 223. (Includes a picture).

Jeffrey, C. (1986). The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bulletin 41(4) Page 895.

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.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 200.

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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: Species information: Senecio strictifolius., retrieved 22 March 2023

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