Gerbera ambigua (Cass.) Sch. Bip.

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Gerbera ambigua

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka Game park, Cleveland Dam

Gerbera ambigua

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka Game park, Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms: Gerbera discolor Sond.
Gerbera randii S. Moore
Gerbera welwitschii S. Moore
Lasiopus ambiguus Cass.
Common names: Yellow barberton daisy (English) Yellow gerbera (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb. Leaves mostly basal, shiny green above, densely covered in white velvet below. Capitula solitary on a long stalk, covered with brownish hairs. Marginal ray-florets and central disk-florets bright yellow. Outside the Flora Zambesiaca area other colour forms do occur.
Notes: Somewhat similar to Haplocarpha scaposa; for the differences see that species.
Derivation of specific name: ambigua: doubtful, of uncertain relationship
Habitat: In submontane grassland, edges of Brachystegia woodland and vlei margins.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania and DRC south to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 7 June 2006
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 216 - 217. (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 162 - 163. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 95.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 47 - 48.

Shone, D.K. & Drummond, R.B. (1965). Poisonous Plants of Rhodesia Ministry of Agriculture, Rhodesia Pages 12 - 13. as Gerbera discolor (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 53.

Wild, H. (1972). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 3. Mutisieae. Kirkia 8(2) Pages 204 - 205.


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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: Gerbera ambigua.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161990, retrieved 25 September 2016

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