Senecio scandens Buch.-Ham. Ex D. Don

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (Composite Or Aster Or Sunflower Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GENDA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Asteraceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Senecio scandens Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don
  • Common name : Climbing Senecio
  • Vernacular name :
    • Paheli Laharaa (Nepali), Sai-ek-hlo (Mizo)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Tropical evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 750m and in cleared places
  • Key identification features : Climber with zig-zag, grooved branches; Arrow-shaped long-pointed leaves; Many lax, domed branched clusters of bright yellow flower-heads at branch ends and on branch sides, lower-heads are about 8 mm long, with few ray florets, about 5 mm; Involucral bracts are linear-oblong, pointed, nearly hairless; Leaf margins are entire or coarsely toothed, leaves are stalked, 7.5-10 cm long; The climber is up to 4 m long.
  • Flower, Fruit : September- February
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district)
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Ladakh : Ladakh
    • Jammu and Kashmir : Kashmir
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : India, Cambodia, China, Hainan, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Qinghai, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, Bhutan
  • Literature :
    • Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press
    • Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Senecio scandens. Downloaded on 21 May 2024.

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