Senecio oxyriifolius DC.

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Senecio oxyriifolius

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Nr summit of Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Senecio oxyriifolius

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maonza, Vumba

Senecio oxyriifolius

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maonza, Vumba

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Synonyms: Senecio orbicularis Sond.
Common names:
Status: Native
Fleshy perennial herb. Leaves basal, triangular, rhombic or almost circular, peltate, blue-green; margin variably toothed. Capitula 1-several, terminal, disc florets only, yellow.
Type location:
South Africa
Derivation of specific name: oxyriifolius : with leaves like Oxyria digyna, a European species with broadly rounded leaves arising from the base
Habitat: Among rocks in montane grassland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Feb (-May)
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
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Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 646.

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.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 34.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 430 - 431. (Includes a picture).

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 28.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 328 - 329. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 38.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 116 - 117. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 89.

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Senecio oxyriifolius., retrieved 18 January 2020

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