ISI 2005-37. Senecio velatus Greenm

A couple of Mexican senecios have thick succulent stems and bear thin, palmately-veined leaves in loose rosettes at their apices. S. velatus is one of these, forming a shrub or small tree 1.5 to 5 m tall, like the related S. praecox. Both have showy, yellow, daisy-like flower heads, but S. velatus is distinctive in its dense white arachnoid tomentum on the stem tips. HBG 91544, from seed collected Apr 2004, by JP Simcox (JP 4671), NE of Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico. $8.50.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 77 (2), March - April, 2005