Osteospermum muricatum E.Mey. ex DC.
subsp. muricatum

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Osteospermum muricatum subsp. muricatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Mutare Rd, Msasa

Osteospermum muricatum subsp. muricatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Mutare Rd, Msasa

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Common names:
Status: Native
Strongly aromatic perennial herb or much-branched subshrub, up to 60 cm. Plants covered in sticky glandular hairs. Leaves grey-green, with pinnatefid pointed lobes. Flower heads solitary at the ends of branches, yellow.
Derivation of specific name: muricatum: muricate (rough, with sharp tubercles or protuberances)
Habitat: A species of disturbed and overgrazed areas, often on sandy soils or rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Rhodogastria amasis (Food plant)
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Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 142. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 36.


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Flora of Botswana: Osteospermum muricatum subsp. muricatum
Flora of Zambia: Osteospermum muricatum subsp. muricatum

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

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: Osteospermum muricatum subsp. muricatum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161680, retrieved 23 March 2017

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