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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Tanzania.
Senecio jacobsenii

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial herb with fleshy creeping or procumbent stems to 50 cm long and 8 mm across, and erect flowering scapes to 40 cm high; stems thick, grey-green, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves erect or spreading, thick, succulent, sessile, oblanceolate, obovate or obovate-spatulate, 2–6.6 cm long, 0.7–3.2 cm wide, cuneate or attenuate into a petioloid base, margins entire, apex rounded, minutely acuminate-apiculate, glabrous, often tinged purple, mauve or brown, sometimes glaucous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula discoid, 1–5, terminal; involucre cylindrical, 15–24 mm long, 12–15 mm in diameter; bracts of calyculus 1–3 or absent, ovate or lanceolate, bract-like, 7–13 mm long; phyllaries 6–10, usually 8, thick, succulent, glaucous or pruinose, 15–24 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets absent; disc florets orange, orange-red or orange-yellow, corolla 15.5–24 mm long, tube glabrous, slightly expanded above the middle, lobes 1.3–1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 5 mm long, glabrous, pappus 18–25 mm long.
Habitat
Grassland and bushed grassland, usually on stony ground or near rocky outcrops, may be locally common; 1300–2450 m
Distribution
not known elsewhere K1 K3 K4 K6 T1 T2 T5 T6

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Introduced into:

El Salvador, Vietnam

Kleinia petraea (R.E.Fr.) C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
14506.000
Bally, P.R.O. [7164], Somalia 14507.000
Townsend, C.C. [2320], Kenya 54060.000

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 926 (1986)

Accepted by

  • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Afr.: fig. 426 (1987).
  • C.Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 41: 926 (1986).
  • P. Halliday, Noteworthy sp. Kleinia, in Hookers Ic. Pl. 29 (4): 67, t. 3887 (1988).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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