rowleyanus (H. Jacobsen) P. V. Heath, Calyx 6:55. 1999 “roeleanus” (Syn: Curio rowleyanus f. marmoratus P. V. Heath; Kleinia rowleyana (Jacobsen) G. Kunkel; (≡) Senecio rowleyanus H. Jacobsen);
South Africa (W-Cape Prov., E-Cape Prov.) as per Catalogue of Life;




Ornamental for id – 190113 ANB-0025 – Mumbai: Another ornamental succulent plant, it is similar to the plant in the previous email except that this one has rounded leaves. I’d love to know its name if possible.

String of pearls Senecio rowleyanus
It develops white flowers that has intense cinnamon like smell
some folks develop allergy to the pollen
so be careful sniffing the heavenly scent, just do it in moderation… enjoy..

Thank you … for the id.. I would have never thought a plant with succulent leaves would belong to Asteraceae family.

yes, … of TAW
isn’t life wonderful and full of surprises?
when you see the flowers it will become very easy to accept the family name…
Last year or two I have had success with these and have lots of the flower pictures but where is the question
I did not label them and hence are in a sea of DSC numbers, alas
I’ll try to find them and share here
this year’s flowers happened when I was away
so only dried remains is all got to see…


Requesting ID of this peculiar plant – Lonavala – October 2013 :: 24012014 :: ARK-22 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors. 

Requesting to please ID this ornamental in a nursery in Lonavala, Maharashtra in October 2013.
I have seen this elsewhere as well but, in all cases I have not seen any leaves.

These are the spherical leaves of the succulent vine Senecio rowleyanus [Asteraceae].

Kindly help with identification of this cultivated succulent.

I think I had wrongly placed this under Crassulaceae since long… please suggest some links to conclude the id, this seems to be from Asteraceae, recorded from Nauni in H.P.
Posting this fortnight as its ruling out belongs to this fortnight..

May be in exotic Senecio (Asteraceae). Some related species are in eFI are there.

Senecio rowleyanus I hope

yes, … definitely string of pearls: Senecio rowleyanus.. a popular hanging basket houseplant

look at the flower and next time you see them smell- smells of cinnamon

(how many asteraceae flowers you know that smells of exotic spice?) but if you are allergic to cinnamon you’ll sneeze and dont keep it in you bedroom… headaches occur

Botanically the round shape of the leaves and a small vertical “glass window” identifies all these stringed senecios.. no matter what the shape of the leaves (See your pic 2)

hope this helps 




Curio rowleyanus AT MAR 2017/05 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Adding some more photographs of flowers of
Curio rowleyanus
Syn: Senecio rowleyanus
Feb. 2017



Kleinia rowleyana (Jacobsen) G. Kunkel : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Location: Soureni, India
Date: 7 May 2018
Altitude: 4000 ft. 
Habit : Cultivated

much coveted houseplant

string of pearls, a succulent

a few years ago we had a lot of submissions of this plant in the succulent month
look closely, the small slit or glass like translucency is a dead give away…. 




Kleinia rowleyana (H. jacobson) G. kunkel : 6 posts by 4 authors. 3 images.
Location : Kathmandu, a nursery
Elevation : 1300 m.
Date : 4 May 2019
Habit : Cultivated
Syn: Senecio rowleyanus H. Jacobsen

great, that small glass or jelly like window clinches the identification. did you smell the flowers. they are so lovely and unique. did you notice a cinnamon type aroma? i see it esp in southern California, where the climate allows growth of these peas in long luxuriant cascades with very many flowers, people cant resist smelling the flowers,