Senecio longiflorus ssp. longiflorus

With its upright succulent stems this plant may easily be mistaken for a Euphorbia. It is widely distributed from Malawi and Zambia to South Africa, usually growing among rocks or under bushes.
In general the plants become 60-90 cm tall, but they may as much as 1.8 m. The stems are round at first, but later become somewhat angular or even furrowed. They are green, sometimes with a purple tinge, and decorated with groups of  three dark green or purple lines. The leaves are rather fleshy but short-lived.
When in seed, the shrubs are a striking sight with their tufts of long white hairs.

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2 Responses to Senecio longiflorus ssp. longiflorus

  1. Arturo says:

    from far it looks like our local Ceropegia, at a second looks it’s indeed a cousin of Kleinia neriifolia (Senecio). Lovely!

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  2. Arturo says:

    From far it looks like our local Ceropegia species, at a second look however it truly is a cousin of Kleinia neriifolia (Senecio). Lovely!

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