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Senecio hildebrandtii

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Asteraceae

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General Information

Senecio hildebrandtii is an erect, succulent, perennial plant with a stem that becomes more or less woody and persists. It can grow around 30 - 100cm tall, with more or less unbranched, robust stems around 5mm in diameter[
455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Senecio hildebrandtii has a restricted range in central Madagascar where it occupies no more than five locations. Two of its subpopulations are located within the protected areas network. The species experiences continuing decline due to annual wildfire and artisanal mining and forest exploitation. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2018)[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

Africa - central Madagascar

Habitat

Montane and subhumid zones in forests, woodland and on inselbergs and rock faces; at elevations from 1,000 - 2,500 metres[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Medicinal Rating *
HabitShrub
Height0.60 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant has medicinal uses[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
]. No further information.

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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