Senecio coronatus (Thunb.) Harv.

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Senecio coronatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Dam wall, Cleveland Dam, Harare

Senecio coronatus

Photo: Bill Clarke
In game area, Val D'Or

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Status: Native
Erect perennial with large, broadly elliptic leaves concentrated around the base. One to several stout stems grow from a large rootstock, densely covered in silky hairs. Even the roots are often hairy. Capitula up to 20 in a terminal cluster, with numerous slender yellow ray florets.
Derivation of specific name: coronatus: crowned
Habitat: In dry ground, often most noticeable in burnt areas
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland and South Africa.
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 215. (Includes a picture).

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 641 - 642.

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

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Flora of Malawi: Senecio coronatus
Flora of Mozambique: Senecio coronatus
Flora of Zambia: Senecio coronatus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Senecio coronatus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Senecio coronatus
African Plant Database: Senecio coronatus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Senecio coronatus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Senecio coronatus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Senecio coronatus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Senecio coronatus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Senecio coronatus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Senecio coronatus
Ispot Southern Africa: Senecio coronatus
JSTOR Plant Science: Senecio coronatus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Senecio coronatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Senecio coronatus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Senecio coronatus
Tropicos: Senecio coronatus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Senecio coronatus., retrieved 25 March 2019

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