Senecio macroglossus DC., Prodr. (DC.) 6 404 1838. (syn: Senecio cupulatus Volkens & Muschl.);
Natal, E-Cape Prov.), Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Ethiopia (I), Mauritius (I), La Runion (I), Congo (Brazzaville) (I), Colombia (I), Australia (I) (SE-Queensland (I), New South Wales (I)) as per Catalogue of Life;
Senecio macroglossus (Natal ivy, wax ivy) is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to southern Africa, from Zimbabwe and Mozambique to eastern South Africa.
Growing to 3 m (10 ft) or more, it is an evergreen climber with waxy triangualr leaves to 8 cm (3 in) long. Single, yellow, daisy-like composite flowerheads are borne in summer.
Despite its common name, and its resemblance to common ivy, it is not closely related to that group of plants. The Latin specific epithet macroglossus means “large tongue”.
(From Wikipedia on 3.2.14)
Senecio macroglossus submission : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- around 300 kb each.
Senecio macroglossus ‘Variegatus’
Variegated Jade Vine
Family – Asteraceae
It is an ornamental creeper often confused with Ivy (Hedera helix) because of closely resembling leaves.
Photographed at Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Dated – 17/6/2018
Never seen this plant in a flowering stage.
Variegated Ivy flower – 25/01/14 – RK : Attachments (1). 5 posts by 3 authors.
The name Ivy is most often used to the species of Hedera genus of Araliaceae which have very different minute flowers; which it IS NOT. However, Ivy is less often used for other plants also, including Asteraceae members, to which this plant belongs. Please see the link-
Thank you so much for this link … It was very helpful in removing doubts.
It is Senecio macroglossus, Natal Ivy
Thank you … I have replied to this on Indian Flora:)
There are some pictures of interesting plants that I took in Ramam Research Institute, Bangalore, yesterday. I’m looking forward to getting them id’d on efloraofindia. Will post as soon as possible.
Senecio macroglossus: 4 images- 1 high res.
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