Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Senecio gardneri

An endemic perennial herb considered to be critically endangered and possibly extinct according to the National Red List 2012 of Sri Lanka. Earlier records available from Adam's peak, Ambagamuwa, Upcot and  Meeriacotta estate of Central hills. Flowering from December to March. We have observed and photographed this rare plant at Kuru ganga upper basin area (1200 m) of Sripada World Heritage site (Adam's peak or Peak wilderness sanctuary) on 15th February 2014.

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