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Cacalia tomentosa Eckl. ex DC.
Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 6: 403. 1838 [1837 publ. early Jan 1838]
Family: ASTERACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Senecio scaposus DC.
Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 6: 403 (1837 [1838]) DC. et al.

Cacalia tomentosa (Senecio scaposus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
This is one of the most attractive species with dazzling bright silver white succulent leaves that looks sort of like an ice plant but on small, woody stems and the flowers are also nice.

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Senecio scaposus DC.
Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 6: 403 (1837 [1838])
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Senecio scaposus var. addoensis (Compton) G.D.Rowley
Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 62(6): 283 (1990):." 283 1990.
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Senecio scaposus var. caulescens Harv.
Fl. Cap. (Harvey) 3: 406 (1865)
Synonymy: 2
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Silver coral, Woolly senecio, Silver Spider
AFRIKAANS (Afrikaans): Klein-tontelbos

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Senecio scaposus group

  • Senecio scaposus DC.: is near stemless, with pointed leaf-tips. Distribution: Ladismith and Uitenhage Dist. Western and Eastern Cape.
  • Senecio scaposus var. addoensis (Compton) G.D.Rowley: has triangular pointed, flat leaf-tips. Distribution: Uitenhage Distr., Eastern Cape.
  • Senecio scaposus var. caulescens Harv.: has stems 4 or more cm long, and leaf-tip spatulate. Distribution: Zwartkops River, Eastern Cape.

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Cacalia tomentosa (Senecio scaposus) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Cacalia tomentosa (Senecio scaposus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Cacalia tomentosa (Senecio scaposus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Cacalia tomentosa (Senecio scaposus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli


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