M. Thulin (2005) Senecio. Flora of Somalia 3: 529-531.
Plants annual or perennial herbs, shrubs, or small trees, sometimes climbing. Leaves entire to pinnatifid. Inflorescences terminal, of solitary capitula or of corymbose or paniculate clusters of capitula. Capitula radiate or discoid; phyllaries in 1 series but with an outer series of linear bracts forming a calyculus; receptacles without bracts between the flowers. Flowers usually yellow; ray flowers usually female; disk flowers usually bisexual, tubular campanulate, (4-)5- Lobed; style branches truncate, with penicilllate tips. Achenes ellipsoidoblong, ribbed; pappuses of many slender barbellate bristles.
Senecio includes more than 1000 species and has a world-wide distribution.
The Flora of Somalia reports two species fro Somaliland, and none from Somalia.