Dalton Hooker, 1899
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, Somalia,
Tanzania, Zambia, Za´re
||Orange - Red
be: Senecio grantii, Bernardus Joannes Maria
Notonia grantii, Oliv. & Hiern, 1877.
Kleinia coccinea, A.Berger.
Notonia bequaertii, De Wild.
Notonia coccinea, Oliv. & Hiern.
Notoniopsis coccinea, B.Nord.
Notoniopsis grantii, B.Nord.
Senecio coccineiflorus, G.D.Rowley.
Senecio coccineus, H.Jacobsen.
Senecio longipes, Baker.
Senecio phellorrhizus, Muschl.
Senecio sempervivus subsp. grantii, G.D.Rowley.
This member of the Asteraceae family was described by
Hooker in 1899. It's found in the eastern and western part of Africa, growing in a well-drained
soil with some water and lots of sun. The ginger-like roots grow into
clusters of three to four centimetres
in diameter rhizomes and covers several square-meters. The flowers are orange
to red, and it can be reproduced by seed, cuttings and
The genera is named after the German zoologist,
Dr Klein,1685-1759. The species after Capt. James Augustus Grant,
1827-1892, a Scottish explorer and plant collector.
Highly poison. A non-traceably toxin, ruining the liver. I bought mine
at a floweriest, calling it ginger!