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Species Information

Senecio barbertonicus Klatt
(name current 2016)
Succulent Bush Senecio


Growth form: Tree
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: various
Local abundance: occasional
Other uses

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Senecio barbertonicus - Shrubby, up to 2 m high, thinly hairy throughout. Leaves cylindrical, pointed, narrowing to base, succulent, up to 8 cm long X 5 mm diam. Inflorescences stalked, flower-heads short-stalked in compact erect groups, narrow, up to c 1,8 cm long; involucral bracts about eight, narrow; rayless, florets yellow. (The lowveld plants are more slender and have smaller more scattered leaves; they should perhaps be regarded as distinct.)

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

Included in Tree Atlas.

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