Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Senecio niveus (Thunb.) Willd.

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Senecio niveus

Image 1
20 Feb 2018

Senecio niveus

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Stem and leaves
20 Feb 2018

Senecio niveus

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20 Feb 2018

Family: Asteraceae
Full name: Senecio niveus (Thunb.) Willd.
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): Gutenbergia rangei Muschl. ex Dinter
Jacobaea nivea Thunb.
Status: Native
Description: Suffruticose, slender, cano-tomentose, branching, branches white-woolly, corymbiferous; leaves sessile, linear, blunt, with revolute margins, fleshy, at first albo-tomentose, becoming glabrate; corymbs few-headed, the pedicels mostly without scales; inv. sparingly calycled, of 14–16 canous scales; heads discoid, 30–40-fl.; achenes striate, canescent. 2–3 ft. high, straggling, with many long, lax, sparsely leafy branches, ending in a few corymbose heads. Tomentum sometimes very copious, sometimes scanty. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Capensis)
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
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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