Gerbera piloselloides (L.) Cass.

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Gerbera piloselloides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Gerbera piloselloides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms: Piloselloides hirsuta (Forrsk.) C. Jeffrey ex Cuf.
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, up to 40 cm. Leaves basal, somewhat pilose on both surfaces, margins entire. Stems erect, distinctly swollen near the apex, covered in velvet hairs, often turning golden brown. Capitula solitary and terminal; outer florets white, often tinged deep reddish purple, inner florets white. The florets normally not spreading widely. See G. viridifolia for comparison.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: piloselloides: like the genus Pilosella (a genus of Eurasian composites - Hawkweeds)
Habitat: In highveld and submontane grassland and miombo woodland, often flowering after fire.
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Worldwide distribution: Africa,Yemen, E Himalayas, Thailand, S China and Java
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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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 Page 216. (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 206 - 207. as Piloselloides hirsuta


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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 piloselloides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=162000, retrieved 30 May 2016

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