Senecio syringifolius O. Hoffm.

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Senecio syringifolius

Picture: Bart Wursten
Entrance to Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Senecio syringifolius

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along northern loop, Nyika National Park

Senecio syringifolius

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along northern loop, Nyika National Park

Senecio syringifolius

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along northern loop, Nyika National Park

Senecio syringifolius

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along northern loop, Nyika National Park

Senecio syringifolius

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along northern loop, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Gynura meyeri-johannis O. Hoffm.
Senecio elliotii S. Moore
Senecio exsertiflorus Baker
Senecio nyikensis Baker
Senecio subpetitianus Baker
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Liana with fleshy hairless twining stems up to 10 m high or long. Leaves fleshy, triangular, rhombic-triangular, oblong-triangular or ovate in outline, 3.8–10 cm long, glossy, hairless to more or less densely pubescent, 5–7-veined from base; margins entire or with a few lobe-like teeth in lower half; petiole , 1.4–5.6 cm long, hairless or with a few hairs on the margins near the base. Capitula discoid, many in usually dense, spreading, terminal compound heads, sweetly scented. Florets 15–20, yellow or creamy yellow; corolla 6.5–9 mm long. Achenes ribbed, hairless, 3–4 mm long; pappus 5–9 mm long.
Type location:
Zomba, Malawi
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: syringifolius: with leaves like a Syringa.
Habitat: At margins of montane evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 1500 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 31 August 2018
Literature:

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 621 - 623. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 107.

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 33.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 58.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 207.

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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Senecio syringifolius
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Senecio syringifolius
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JSTOR Plant Science: Senecio syringifolius
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Senecio syringifolius
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Senecio syringifolius
The Plant List (version 1.1): Senecio syringifolius
Tropicos: Senecio syringifolius


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Senecio syringifolius.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161390, retrieved 24 March 2019

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