Sub-endemic Senecio pygmaeus

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Sub-endemic Senecio pygmaeus

Post by MWP admin » Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:07 pm

Could this photo be a specimen of the sub-endemic Senecio pygmaeus, or just a small Senecio vulgaris ? Note the leaves which are not deeply lobed; plant about 10cm high,

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Post by IL-PINE » Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:55 pm

Seems like a small S. vulgaris to me.

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Post by robcar » Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:49 pm

Never saw Senecio pygmaeus, but for me it is S.vulgaris

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Post by MWP admin » Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:45 pm

Yes, I agree this should be a small Senecio vulgaris specimen.

After reading Weber's flora, I am keeping an eye on Senecio pygmaeus a sort of dwarf version of S. vulgaris but with less lobed leaves. It is of certain important because it is sub-endemic. So when you see a small S.v. plant keep an eye on the leaf details.

Here's the only photo on the net (apart from that in Weber book)

http://www.dipbot.unict.it/fito_new/ter ... maeus.html
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