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Senecio kleinioides

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Author:  D.Oliver & W.P. Hiern, 1877
Origin:  Eritrea, Ethiopia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  1 Meter
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Spear Head, Sjambok Bush
Synonyms:  Kleinia longiflora Augustin Pyramus de Candolle.
Kleinia kleinioides, M.Taylor.
Kleinia violacea, A.Berger
Notonia kleinioides, Sch.Bip.
Senecio longiflorus,
Sch. Bib.

Hard to find info on this plant. It is a member of the Asteraceae family, given this name by Daniel Oliver & William Philip Hiern in 1877. It is found in Eritrea and Ethiopia, growing in well-drained soil with some water and sun. The flowers are small and yellow, and it can be reproduced by cuttings as well. The base of the stem can grow to at least seven centimetres, while the branches reach at least one meter.

The genera name means ‘old man’ from the Latin senex, and referring to the whitish grey, hairy pappus. The species name means it look like a Kleinia.