Gazania krebsiana Less.
subsp. serrulata (DC.) Roessler

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Gazania krebsiana subsp. serrulata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Cnr Lanner Avenue/Teviotdale Rd, Borrowdale Common, Harare

Gazania krebsiana subsp. serrulata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Cnr Lanner Avenue/Teviotdale Rd, Borrowdale Common, Harare

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Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Low-growing perennial herb, with milky latex. Leaves densely crowded at the base, linear or linear-lanceolate, markedly discolorous, upper surface green with a sunken midvein, sparsely to densely bristly, lower surface white-tomentose except for the green midvein.
Notes: Unusually, outside of the tribe Lactucae, this species produces milky latex.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: An attractive species of grassland and seasonally wet ground, often appearing early in Spring in burnt areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 m
Flowering time:Jul - Sep
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 14 December 2008

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 136. (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 141, plate 184

Roessler, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca Area, 5 Subtribe Gorteriinae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 97 - 99. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 34.


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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: Species information: Gazania krebsiana subsp. serrulata., retrieved 26 May 2016

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