SENECIO

Closely allied to the genus Kleinia and native to Cape Province.

Senecio scaposus. Has round fleshy leaves, pencil-shaped, 4 inches long; on the upper surface of the leaves, and just below the tip, a small flattened area occurs. The young leaves are enveloped in a silvery felt-like skin which later breaks open and allows the pale green flesh of the leaves to be seen, giving the older leaves the appearance of being marbled. The flowers are yellow, but of little significance.

Senecio stapeliiformis. As the name implies, the stems of this plant are not unlike, in appearance, the stems of certain Stapelias, but they have 5 to 7 angles furnished with very rough little leaves. Bright red flowers, borne at the end of very long stems, appear in early summer.

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