1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Senecio L.
      1. Senecio strictifolius Hiern

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Angola to Namibia and Botswana.

    [FTEA]

    Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Habit
    Perennial herb (Lisowski says annual), 40–120 cm high, (?precocious); stems erect, slightly arachnoid.
    Leaves
    Stem leaves sessile, lanceolate to oblanceolate, 4–10 cm long, 0.4–0.8 cm wide, attenuate to an exauriculate base, margins denticulate, apex obtuse and apiculate, glabrous except for slightly arachnoid midrib.
    Capitulum
    Capitula erect, radiate, numerous in a copious terminal corymb; involucre cylindrical, 5 mm long, 3.5–4 mm in diameter, almost glabrous; bracts of calyculus 6–7, 1.5–2.5 mm long, glabrous; phyllaries 12–13, 4.5–5 mm long, glabrous.
    Florets
    Ray florets 9–12, yellow, corolla tube 3.2 mm long, glabrous, rays 3–6.5 mm long, 3 mm wide, 4-veined; disc florets yellow, corolla 5–6 mm long, tube gradually expanded above the middle, glabrous, lobes 1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes unknown, but ovary of disc florets 1.2 mm long, glabrous; pappus 4–5 mm long.
    Habitat
    Marshy grassland; 1700–2150 m
    Distribution
    T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Namibia

    Common Names

    English
    Ragwort

    Senecio strictifolius Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 1967 Gossweiler, J. [3751], Angola K001307371
    Welwitsch. [3675] K000311502

    First published in Cat. Afr. Pl. i. 600.

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 284 (1991).
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 895 (1986).
    • Hiern, Cat. Welw. Afr. Pl. 1, 3: 600 (1895).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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