Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Senecio inaequidens DC.

Senecio inaequidens


Family: Asteraceae
Full name: Senecio inaequidens DC.
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Geelopslag, Sprinkaanbos
English common name(s): Canary weed, Narrow-leaved ragwort, South African ragwort, Ragwort
Synonym(s): -
Status: Alien
Description: Herbaceous, erect, paniculately branched, nearly glabrous; stem and branches angle-striate; cauline leaves clasping and often eared at base, linear, acute, with revolute margins, some pinnatifid with 2–4 pair of short, spreading lobes, some unequally and coarsely toothed, and others denticulate, the teeth inflexed; inf. very lax, subcorymbose, the pedicels very long and nearly nude, spreading; inv. calycled, glabrous, of about 20 scales; disc-fl. 60–70, rays 10; achenes closely puberulous. Root fibrous, much-branched; possibly annual. Stems 1–2 ft. high, much-branched, the branches spreading. Leaves 1.5 in. long, 2–3 l. wide, very variable in their toothing or lobes, but always with revolute edges. Of Drege's plant I have only seen a scrap (in Hb. Sd.) which seems the same as Zeyher's, here described. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Capensis)

Senecio inaequidens is a perennial shrubby herb (usually chamaephyte) about 60 cm high. The plant consists of a highly branched stem, woody at its base, with many, mostly slender, linear leaves (1 to 7 mm in width), and lemon-yellow flower heads attaining up to 25 mm in diameter. The species displays a fair amount of variability in leaf shape and width (inaequidens = heterodont, cf. Adolphi 1997). (from NOBANIS - Invasive Alien Species Fact Sheet)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 15 Jun 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/1000 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 03 Oct 2022

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