Senecio hadiensis

Scientific Name:Senecio hadiensis  
Vernacular Name:Igisugisugi
Family name :Asteraceae
Geographic Distribution:Wooded savanna, xerophyllous forest, 1300 – 1600 m

Botanical Description

Climbing vine reaching 4-8 m high. Stem, branches, and leaves are fleshy and glabrous. At the base of the climbing vine the stem has a suber bark. Leaves with petioles of1 -2 cm long, leaf blade elliptic, acute or sub-acute at the two ends, whole or tooth like margin of 6-12 cm long and 2.5- 5.5 cm wide. Terminal corymb inflorescences. Yellow capitila made up of 15 – 20 florets

Medicinal Use

In Rwanda, scientific studies found in seneciio petitianus activity againtgonorrhea

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