Senecio venosus Harv.

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Senecio venosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Senecio venosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Perennial herb with annual stems growing from a rootstock. It belongs to a group of closely related species, including Senecio latifolius, S. retrorsus and S. pergamentaceus. All are erect perennial plants with glaucous, elliptic leaves, which clasp around the stem. S. venosus can be distinguished from the other species by holding a leaf against the light, which will reveal the clearly translucent veins.
Derivation of specific name: venosus: conspicuously veined (referring to the leaf veins)
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 51.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 148. (Includes a picture).

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.

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 Zambia: Senecio venosus
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Senecio venosus
African Plant Database: Senecio venosus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Senecio venosus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Senecio venosus
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Senecio venosus
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JSTOR Plant Science: Senecio venosus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Senecio venosus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Senecio venosus
Plants of the World Online: Senecio venosus
Tropicos: Senecio venosus
Wikipedia: Senecio venosus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Senecio venosus., retrieved 28 January 2023

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