Scientific Name
Senecio hochstetteri Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich.
Higher Classification
Senecio chlorocephalus Muschl.
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
L. von Staden
This species' distribution within South Africa is unknown, and therefore its national Red List status cannot be determined at present.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Senecio hochstetteri is widespread across tropical and southern Africa. Beentje et. al. (2005) and Jefffrey (1986) indicate that it occurs in northern South Africa, however, there are no records in local herbaria to confirm the presence and distribution of this species in South Africa (Retief and Herman 1997).
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Open woodland and grassland on sandy soils, occasionally along forest margins.

The size structure and trend of the population in South Africa is not known. The species is widespread and common outside South Africa. Senecio in the northern provinces of South Africa has not been taxonomically revised since 1894 (Harvey 1894). At the time, S. hochstetteri was not included among the species occurring in South Africa. The genus is in need of revision and due to taxonomic confusion this species may be overlooked or misidentified as other taxa.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Senecio hochstetteri Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Beentje, H., Jeffrey, C. and Hind, D.J.N. 2005. Compositae (Part 3). In: H. Beentje and S.A. Ghazanfar (eds). Flora of Tropical East Africa:1-869. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Harvey, W.H. 1894. Compositae. In: W.H. Harvey and O.W. Sonder (eds). Flora Capensis III (Rubiaceae to Campanulaceae):44-530. L. Reeve & Co., Ltd., Ashford.

Jeffrey, C. 1986. The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV. Kew Bulletin 41(4):873-943.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Retief, E. and Herman, P.P.J. 1997. Plants of the northern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters. Strelitzia 6. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

von Staden, L. 2017. Senecio hochstetteri Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2023/12/03

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