Senecio tamoides DC., 403 1838.;
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South Africa (Limpopo, Mpulamanga, KwaZulu-Natal, E-Cape Prov.), Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, trop. Africa (I), Eritrea (I), Ethiopia (I), Mauritius (I), La Runion (I), SE-Brazil (I), Guatemala (I), Australia (I) (SE-Queensland (I) as per Catalogue of life;
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Images by Aarti S Khale (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links) 

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Creeper for ID 230111 : AK-1: Taken at Nairobi, Kenya in January, 2009. Is it German Ivy?


I suppose Delairea odorata Lem. (syn: Senecio mikanioides Otto ex Walp.), German ivy or parlour ivy


I think you are correct


Was also thinking about German Ivy and had written along with the picture. Enjoy taking pictures, but finding the correct names becomes very difficult at times. Credit goes to my expert friends, as most of the names are found.


There are conflicting images at net mostly not matching as at CalPhotos, GISD etc.. Pl. also see google search. But matching only at Toptropicals

Thank you for pointing out. Can we consider Senecio tamoides?

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Identification : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

Kindly identify this plant.
Date/Time– 8 DEC 2018
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS– Bengaluru
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Balcony Garden
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Climber
Height/Length- Grown up to 100 cm tall
My guess — Delairea Odorata

Looks different from images at Lucidcentral


Looks matching.


Links ?



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Question & Identification

3 images.
The length of ray floret.

In my photo of Ray floret, the blade is 15 mm, and the floret stalk is 7 mm. So, the ray floret length is 22 mm or 15mm? This information is important to distinguish between four candidates, namely Delairea odorata, Senecio angulatus, Senecio tamoides, and Senecio macroglossus.

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Kindly identify this plant.

Date/Time- 15 FEB 2021

Location-Place, Altitude, GPS- Bengaluru

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Balcony Garden

Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Climber

Height/Length- Grown up to 100 cm tall.

Flowers are not fragrant. Most of the flowers have five ray florets.

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The yellow flowers are difficult to identify.

My reasoning:

My flower has five ray florets. So, it cannot be Delairea odorata (no ray florets).

The ray floret blade length is 15 mm. It is medium. So, it cannot neither be a small blade (6-9 mm) flower of Senecio angulatus nor be a large blade (>20mm) flower of Senecio macroglossus.

So, by eliminating all the possibilities one can safely reason out that the flower is Senecio tamoides.

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Other observations from ‘Comparison’ photo.

The flower in question has bracts longer and not curling away. There is a presence of pappus between the bract whorl and ray floret whorl.

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Now I invite all experts to confirm the flower.


Thanks, … Pl. also post the habit and leaf images.



Attaching two more photos.

This plant is in our balcony.


Thanks, … Yes, identified as such earlier at Identification


So it is indeed Senecio tamoides.


Yes, …


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