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Genus: Kleinia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Senecioneae

About 40 species, native mainly to tropical Africa but also occurring in the Middle East, India and Sri Lanka. There are five species native to southern Africa and two species cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Kleinia cephalophora


Kleinia fulgens (Coral Senecio)

[=Senecio fulgens]

Koraalsenecio [Afrikaans]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 82.

Kleinia galpinii

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Kleinia garciana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Kleinia longiflora (Sjambok Bush)

[= Senecio longiflorus]

Sambokbos [Afrikaans]

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 116; Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 278; Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 176.

Kleinia stapeliiformis


Kleinia venteri


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Kleinia grantii

[= Notonia grantii]

Native to tropical Africa.


Kleinia picticaulis

Native to tropical Africa.



  • Halliday, P. 1988.Noteworthy species of Kleinia. Hooker's Icones Plantarum 39,4: 1-135.


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