Senecio purpureus L.

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Senecio purpureus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Senecio purpureus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Senecio purpureus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Engwa, rd to Tsetsera, Himalayas

Senecio purpureus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Main Road North of Troutbeck near Cheshire Cottage

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Status: Native
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Notes: The bright purple florets and the absence of ray-florets mean that this species is easily mistaken for a Vernonia species.
Derivation of specific name: purpureus: purple
Habitat: In (sub)montane grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
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Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 668 - 669.

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

Jeffrey, C. (1986). The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bulletin 41(4) Page 904.

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.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Senecio purpureus., retrieved 17 April 2024

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