Senecio mbuluzensis Compton
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland distribution: highveld/middleveld
Red Data Book Information:
Distribution: 5 km West of Mhlosheni, Ukuthula, Mbabane, Black Umbeluzi Valley
Widespread. Possibly a near endemic but information unavailable. Reported to be rare in South Africa. No information available for Swaziland.
Reported to be rare in South Africa.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Senecio mbuluzensis - Robust, erect, single-stemmed, up to 1,5 m high, mostly hairless, but minutely downy on lower part of stem, leaf margins and midrib below. Leaves numerous, stalkless, not stem-clasping, lance-shaped, minutely toothed, c 8 cm long x 2 cm wide. Inflorescence loose, flower-heads long-stalked; involucral bracts about thirteen, up to 1,5 cm long, long-pointed; ray-florets about eight; disc-florets numerous; corollas yellow.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.