Curio ficoides

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Curio ficoides


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Senecioneae
Subtribus: Senecioninae
Genus: Curio
Species: Curio ficoides



Curio ficoides (L.) P.V.Heath, Calyx 6(2): 54. (1999)


  • Basionym
    • Cacalia ficoides L., Sp. Pl. 2: 834. (1753)
  • Homotypic
    • Kleinia ficoides (L.) Haw., Syn. Pl. Succ. 313. (1812)
    • Senecio ficoides (L.) Sch.Bip., Flora 28: 499. (1845)
  • Heterotypic
    • Cacalia dulcis Salisb., Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton 187. (1796)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • South Africa (Cape Prov.)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • Heath, P.V. 1999. Calyx 6(2): 54.

Vernacular names

Afrikaans: blouharpuis
English: blue chalkstick, flat-leaved senecio
中文: 清凉刀, 榕状仙人笔
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