Tag Archives: Senecio

To Somaliland and back

Since I returned from Somaliland last week, I have been pondering how to evaluate the trip. On the one hand it was a once in a life time experience for me and I’m truly grateful to have been able to do … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Senecio acaulis (2)

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Senecio (Curio) acaulis. Part 1

These plants may be up to 30 cm tall but are usually much lower. The leaves are up to 10 cm long and cylindrical (in the dry season they become flattened).  Apparently they are tasty to some animals, as one … Continue reading

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Senecio (Curio) articulatus

In 1997 Senecio articulatus was placed in the genus Curio, together with a number of other succulent Senecios. As the changes were published in a not very well known journal, they have not been generally accepted (yet?). Poor old S. … Continue reading

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Curio radicans

A well known species in cultivation, but also widely distributed in nature (from southern Namibia to the Eastern Cape). What is not so well known yet is the genus name Curio which apparently we are now supposed to use. So … Continue reading

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Senecio abbreviatus

See how these plants change in shape and colour through the seasons. All pictures taken on farm Aasvoelbos , northwest of Matjiesfontein. 11 Jan. 2006 12 Jan. 2007 11 April 2007 10 July 2007 2 Aug. 2007 3 Aug. 2007

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