9427.000 Osteospermum L.

Norlindh, T. (1978) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 10. Calenduleae. Kirkia 11(1) 143-168

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves alternate, more rarely opposite, entire or variously divided. Capitula solitary at ends of branches or in inflorescences of terminal corymbose cymes, heterogamous and radiate. Ray florets female, fertile, disk florets pseudo-bisexual, ovary abortive. Rays (in ours) yellow above. Achenes always winged (monocephalum) or sometimes (muricatum). Pappus 0.

Worldwide: 45 species, mainly southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Osteospermum muricatum subsp. muricatum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
monocephalum (Oliv. & Hiern) Norl.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
muricatum E.Mey. ex DC. subsp. muricatum N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Osteospermum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Osteospermum
Flora of Malawi: Osteospermum
Flora of Mozambique: Osteospermum
Flora of Zambia: Osteospermum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Osteospermum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Osteospermum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Osteospermum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Osteospermum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Osteospermum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Osteospermum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Osteospermum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1558, retrieved 5 December 2016

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