Species within a genus

Genus: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
SENECIO (La)
Groundsel(Le) Ragwort Hongerblom
Family: ASTERACEAE
senex, = old, aged, advanced in years; an aged person, an old man, old woman; -ius, = means ‘characteristic of’, hence indicates connexion or resemblance. (whitish grey, hoary pappus)
(ld, BL, Le)
Senecio abruptus (La)
Bastergeelhongerbom(PS) Hongerblom
Location: (F)
abrumpo, = to break off something violently, to rend, tear, sever. abruptus = broken off from, separated.
(ld)
Senecio anapetes (G, La)
Ragwort(Vo) Rough Ragwort(Wf)
Location: (F)
ana-, = upwards, back, again (with general sense of increasing, strengthening, repeating); anaphero, = to bring or carry up; to rise up; to carry up for oneself or what is one’s own; to refresh oneself, recover. anapetes, = wide open, expanded.
(BL, ld, I4)
Senecio arenarius (La)
Lesser Purple Ragwort(Wf) Hongerblom(PS) Namakwahongerblom
Location: (F)
harena, arena, = sand, sands, a sandy place, a sandy desert; -arius, = indicates connection or possession. harenarius, arenarius, = of or pertaining to sand; of or pertaining to the amphitheatre; a sand pit. (growing on sand)
(ld, BL)
Senecio arniciflorus (La)

Location: (F, K)
arnica, - of unknown origin. A genus of plants native to Central Europe, having valuable medicinal properties; flos, floris, = flower. The genus ARNICA, [now Gerbera], in the family ASTERACEAE; (resembling flowers in the genus ARNICA)
(Ox, ld, K3)
Senecio asperulus (La)

Location: (K)
harena, arena, = sand, sands, a sandy place, a sandy desert; -arius, = indicates connection or possession. harenarius, arenarius, = of or pertaining to sand; of or pertaining to the amphitheatre; a sand pit. (growing on sand)
(ld, BL)
Senecio bipinnatus (La)

Location: (K)
bis, bi-, = twice, twofold, having two-; penna, pinna, = a feather; a wing; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. pennatus, pinnatus, = winged. (twice pinnate, each division of a pinnate leaf being itself pinnate)
(ld, BL)
Senecio burchellii
Geelgifbos(Sw) Molteno Disease Plant(Wf) Yellow Poison Ragwort
Location: (F, K)
For William John Burchell (1781-1863).**
(Ch)
Senecio coleophyllus (G)

Location: (K)
koleos, = a sheath or scabbard of a sword; phyllon, = a leaf.
(LS)
Senecio crassulifolius

Location: (K)
Now Curio crassulifolius
(PS)
Senecio cymbalariifolius [Now S. hastifolius] (La)

Location: (K)
cymba, = a boat, skif; (the boat of Charon which transported the dead; -alis, -aris, = belonging or pertaining to, resembling, provided with. cymbalaris, = a plant also called cotyledon; folium, = a leaf.
(ld, BL)
Senecio elegans (La)
Strandblommetjie(PS) Veld Cineraria(Wf) Greater Purple Ragwort
Location: (F, K)
elegans, = choice, nice, fine, neat, tasteful, elegant.
(ld)
Senecio erubescens var. erubescens (La)

Location: (F)
erubesco, to grow red, to redden; -escens, = indicates process of becoming, hence not fully achieved resemblance, often expressed by the termination ‘-ish’. (reddening, blushing, rose)
(ld, BL)
Senecio filifolius [Now S. mitophyllus] (La)

Location: (K)
filum, fili-, = a thread; folium, = a leaf. (thread-leaved)
(ld, BL)
Senecio glastifolius (La)
Waterdissel (PS)
Location: (F)
Glastonbury, England; glastum, = = the herb woad, used in dyeing blue, usually called Isatis tinctoria; folium, = a leaf. (the leaves resemble those of the Glastonbury thorn or hawthorn)
(K3, ld)
Senecio halimifolius (La)
Tobacco Bush(Wf) Tabakboom(PS) Tabakbos
Location: (F, K)
halimous, = of or belonging to the sea; halimon, = a plant, the orach (Atriplex halimus); folium, = a leaf. (the leaves resemble those of the species ATRILEX halimus)
(Ox, ld, K3)
Senecio hastifolius (La)

Location: (F, K)
hasta, = a spear; a lance, pike, javelin; folium, = a leaf. (having spear-shaped leaves)
(ld, BL)
Senecio laevigatus var. laevigatus (La)

Location: (K)
laevis, levis, = smooth, smoothed, not rough (opposite of asper, rough); (smooth, free from unevenness, hairs or roughness) -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. levigatus, laevigatus, = smooth, slippery. (smooth and polished)
(ld, BL)
Senecio littoreus var. hispidulus (La)
Hongerblom (Vo)
Location: (F)
litus, (not littus), = the sea-shore, sea-side, beach, strand; (the sea-shore, beach, bank) -eus, = ‘belonging to’ or ‘noted for’. litoreus, = of or belonging to the sea-shore, shore-, beach-. (pertaining to the sea-shore) hispidus, = rough, shaggy, hairy, bristly, prickly. -idus, = indicates a state or action in progress (‘-ish’). (hispid, covered with coarse rigid erect hairs or bristles harsh to the touch) -ulus, diminutive. (with short bristly hairs)
(ld, BL)
Senecio lyratus (La)
Ragwort (Vo) Rough Ragwort (Wf)
Location: (F)
lyra, = a lute, lyre; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. [Now S. anapetes, S. neoviscidulus, S.variifolius]
(ld, BL)
Senecio maritimus (La)
Sea Ragwort(Wf) Strandhongerblom(PS)
Location: (F, K)
mare, = sea-water, salt-water; maritimus, = of or belonging to the sea, sea-, maritime. (growing by the sea)
(ld, BL)
Senecio matricariifolius (La)

Location: (K)
matrix, = a mother; of plants, the parent stem; mater, = a mother; matricaria, = was a a genus of plants so-clled by Linnaeus on account of supposed medicinal properties (e.g. wild camomile, matricaria-camomile); -arius, = indicates connection or possession; folium, = a leaf.
(ld, Ox, BL)
Senecio mitophyllus (G, La)

Location: (F, K)
mitis, = mild, mellow, mature, ripe; mitos, = a thread of the warp; phyllon, = a leaf.
(ld, LS)
Senecio neoviscidulus (La)
Ragwort(Vo) Rough Ragwort(Wf)
Location: (F)
neo, = to spin; to weave; to interlace, entwine; neo-, = mostly used as a prefix to avoid or remedy the creation of generic homonyms, or to connect a new group with a closely related one; viscum, = the mistletoe (bird-lime made from the berries of the mistletoe); -idus, = indicates a state or action in progress (‘-ish’); viscidus, = clammy, ticky, viscid; -ulus, = diminutive.
(ld, BL)
Senecio paniculatus (La)

Location: (K)
panus, = the thread wound upon the bobbin in a shuttle; a swelling, tumor; an ear of millet; -ula, = diminutive; panicula, = a tuft, a panicle on plants; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (arranged in a panicle – a loose branching of flowers)
(ld, BL, Ox)
Senecio pinifolius (La)

Location: (F, K)
pinus, = a pine, pine-tree ; a fir, fir-tree; folium, = a leaf.
(ld)
Senecio pterophorus (G)
Perdegifbos(PS)
Location: (K)
pteron, = a feather, wings; phorus, = that which is brought in, tribute. (-bearing, -carrying)
(LS, BL)
Senecio puberulus (La)

Location: (K)
pubes, = the signs of manhood, the hair which appears on the body at the age of puberty; (downy) -ulus, = diminutive; (minutely pubescent, downy with very short soft hairs)
(ld, BL)
Senecio pubigerus (La)
Beggar's Groundsel(Wf) Ghwanobossie(PS) Koghrabossie Skraalbossie
Location: (F, K)
pubes, = the signs of manhood, the hair which appears on the body at the age of puberty; (downy) gero, = to bear about with one, to bear, carry, wear, have.
(ld, BL)
Senecio rigidus (La)
Poisonous Ragwort(PS) Rough Ragwort(Wf) Sandpaper Ragwort
Location: (F, K)
rigeo, rigens, = to be stiff, stiffen; (stiff, rigid, unbendable) -idus, = indicates a state or an action in progress. rigidus, = stiff, hard, inflexible, rigid.
(ld, BL)
Senecio rosmarinifolius (La)
Gryshongerblom(PS)
Location: (K)
ros, roris, = dew; rosmarinus = rosemary; -inus, = indicating material or colour, hence possession or resemblance. folium, = a leaf.
(ld, BL)
Senecio serpens [Now Curio repens] (La)

Location: (F)
serpens, = serpo, = to creep, crawl. serpens, = a creeping thing, a creeper, crawler. (creeping)
(ld, BL)
Senecio speciosus (La)
Idambiso(PS)
Location: (K)
specio, = to look, look at, behold; species, = the outward appearance, exterior; shape, form, figure, mien; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. speciosus, = good looking, showy, handsome, brilliant. (showy, splendid)
(ld, BL)
Senecio subcanescens (La)
Ragwort(Vo) Rough Ragwort (Wf)
Location: (F, K)
sub, = under, below, beneath, underneath; a little, somewhat, rather, slightly; (below, under, approaching, almost, somewhat, not completely, a little) canus, = white, hoary; grey hairs– frequently of the grey hair of the aged; (greyish white; hoary) -escens, = indicates process of becoming, hence not fully achieved resemblance, often expressed by the termination ‘-ish’. canesco, = to grow white, whiten; to become grey or hoary.
(ld, BL)
Senecio triqueter (La)

Location: (F, K)
triquetrus, = having three corners, three-cornered, triangular. (three-edged, three-angled, the angles usually sharp) (having three acute angles with concave faces)
(ld, BL)
Senecio umbellatus (La)
Purple Mountain Groundsel (Wf)
Location: (F, K)
umbra, = a shade, shadow; the dark part of a painting, shade, shadow; -ellus, diminutive. umbella, = (metonymically, a little shadow), a sunshade, parasol, umbrella. -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (umbellate)
(ld, BL)
Senecio variifolius (La)
Ragwort(Vo) Rough Ragwort (Wf)
Location: (F, K)
varius, = (of colour), variegated, partly-coloured, mottled; folium, = a leaf.
(ld)