Lobed-Leaf Climbing Senecio
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Lobed-Leaf Climbing Senecio
P Native Unknown Photo: Ramesh Kadyan
Common name: Lobed-Leaf Climbing Senecio
Botanical name: Senecio scandens var. incisus    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Senecio flexicaulis

Lobed-Leaf Climbing Senecio is climber with pinnately lobed leaves or with large terminal lobe and 2-6 small lateral lobes at base, and with many lax, domed branched clusters of bright yellow flower-heads at branch ends and on branch sides. lower-heads are about 8 mm long, with few ray florets, about 5 mm. Involucral bracts are linear-oblong, pointed, nearly hairless. Leaf margins are entire or coarsely toothed. Leaves are stalked. 7.5-10 cm long. The climber is up to 4 m long. Lobed-Leaf Climbing Senecio is found in Eastern Himalayas, from Nepal to NE India and China, up to altitudes of 4000 m. Flowering: August-February.
Medicinal uses: Lobed-Leaf Climbing Senecio has been used as a kind of folk medicine for inflammation and apoplexy treatments in SW China.

Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess Photographed in Arunachal Pradesh.

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