Felicia muricata (Thunb.) Nees
subsp. muricata

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Felicia muricata subsp. muricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Odzani rd, Honde Valley

Felicia muricata subsp. muricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Perennial herb or small subshrub, up to 20 cm, much branched and woody at the base. Leaves needle-like in tufts along the stems. Capitula terminal; disc flowers yellow, surrounded by numerous white ray flowers. The ray flowers are often rolled up in older capitula (image 2).
Notes: Two other subspecies are recognized, occurring in Botswana and South Africa.
Derivation of specific name: muricata: muricate (rough, with sharp tubercles or protuberances)
Habitat: In grassland and open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Grau, J. & Lippert, W. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 11. Astereae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 4 - 5.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 67. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 33.


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Flora of Botswana: Felicia muricata subsp. muricata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Felicia muricata
African Plant Database: Felicia muricata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Felicia muricata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Felicia muricata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Felicia muricata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Felicia muricata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Felicia muricata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Felicia muricata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Felicia muricata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Felicia muricata
Ispot Southern Africa: Felicia muricata
JSTOR Plant Science: Felicia muricata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Felicia muricata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Felicia muricata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Felicia muricata
Tropicos: Felicia muricata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Felicia muricata subsp. muricata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158820, retrieved 28 February 2017

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