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 Rd N of Troutbeck nr 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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Literature:

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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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Senecio purpureus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Senecio purpureus
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Senecio purpureus
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Senecio purpureus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161310, retrieved 28 February 2020

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