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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent herb or shrub, weakly erect to ± 60 cm but more usually scandent and to 15 m long; stems up to 2.5 cm in diameter, rather succulent, glabrous, developing a grey warty bark when older, with pungent smell when cut.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rather succulent, petiolate, glossy pale green, elliptic, broadly elliptic or obovate, 3–13.5 cm long, 1.5–6 cm wide, base cuneate or attenuate into the petiole, entire or minutely to coarsely serrate or dentate-apiculate, apex obtuse to rounded, minutely acuminate-apiculate; petiole narrowly winged, slightly expanded at the base, exauriculate, 0.4–3.5 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula radiate or occasionally some heads without rays, numerous in conspicuous copious open to dense terminal compound corymbs; involucre 3.5–5.5 mm long, 2–2.5 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 2–4, lax, broadly linear, ciliate near apex, 1–3 mm long; phyllaries 7–11, green or yellow-green, 3–5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets 5, yellow, tube 3–4 mm long, glabrous or with a few hairs at apex, rays 3–5.5 mm long, 1.2–2 mm wide, 4-veined; disc florets yellow, corolla 4–7 mm long, expanded upwards from below the middle, glabrous, lobes 0.7–1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 2–3 mm long, ribbed, shortly hairy in the grooves; pappus 5–6 mm long.
Figures
Fig. 134 (page 647).
Habitat
Dry forest or forest margins, evergreen or semi-deciduous bushland, riverine thicket, termite mound thicket, grassland; may be locally common; 500–2600 m
Distribution
K1 K3 K4 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 U1 U2 U4

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Climbing or scandent perennial herb or subshrub; stems up to several m long, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves fleshy, narrowly to broadly elliptic, 2.5–18 x 1.5–8 cm, abruptly narrowed at the base, acute to subacute at the apex, with margins entire or shallowly toothed, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula radiate, numerous, in dense corymbose or rounded cymes; calyculus of 1–5 bracts c. 1.5–3 mm long, glabrous; phyllaries 9–11, 3–5 x 1–2 mm, swollen at base, ciliolate at apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets c. 20, the blade 4–9 mm long, 3–4-fid at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes c. 3–5 mm long, brown, puberulous; pappus white, 4–6 mm long.
Distribution
N1; Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Dem. Rep. Congo, Madagascar, Yemen, Saudi Arabia
Ecology
Altitude c. 1700 m.

Native to:

Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Senecio hadiensis Forssk. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dawkins, H.C. [806], Uganda Senecio petitianus 4760.000
Parker, G.W. [s.n.], Madagascar Senecio petitianus K000377772 Unknown type material

First published in Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 149 (1775)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 221, t. 93 (1994).
  • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Afr.: 176, fig. 382 (1987).
  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 898 (1986).
  • Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 149, t. 19 (1773).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 2: 305 (1991).
  • Maquet in Fl. Rwanda 3: 666, fig. 207/3 (1985).

Flora of Somalia
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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