Seeds of South Australia
Senecio hispidissimus (Compositae)
Hispid Fireweed
List of species for Senecio
Display more images
Click on an image to enlarge it
Herbarium regions:
Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern
NRM regions:
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Kangaroo Island, South East
IBRA regions
Mount Gambier (SVP02)Southern Volcanic Plain
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D2)   [(no records) 1 NC record]
Bridgewater (NCP01)Naracoorte Coastal Plain
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Glenelg Plain (NCP02) 
 Near Threatened
Lucindale (NCP03) 
 Near Threatened   [undercollected ]
Tintinara (NCP04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Kangaroo Island (KAN01)Kanmantoo
 Data Deficient   [lack of info]
Fleurieu (KAN02) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Mount Lofty Ranges (FLB01)Flinders Lofty Block
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Probable Decline)   [1 pop Knott Hill (Kuitpo); likes sand; could be CR]
Murray Lakes and Coorong (MDD03)Murray Darling Depression
 Data Deficient   [(no records) occurs in potters scrub]
Lowan Mallee (MDD04) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Probable Decline)   [very localised]
RSCA map:
Regional Species Conservation Assessments per IBRA subregion. Please click the thumbnail map.
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Senecio]
Name derivation:
Senecio from the Latin 'senex' meaning an old man, referring to the white pappus attached to the seed. Hispidissimus from the Latin 'hispid' meaning covered with stiff hairs or bristles, referring to the covering of coarse hairs on the stems and leaves, which is generally denser than in other species in the group.
Plant description:
Spring-autumn