8919.000 Felicia Cass.

Grau, J. & Lippert, W. (1980) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 11. Astereae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) 1-14

Description of the genus

Low shrubs, perennial or annual herbs, often resiniferous. Leaves alternate or rarely opposite, sometimes fasciculate, simple, often linear or lanceolate. Capitula heterogamous, radiate; usually with ray florets female and disk florets bisexual. Phyllaries 3-4-seriate. Rays (in our area) white to pale mauve, or yellow. Achenes flat, ± obovate, with two lateral ribs. Pappus 1-seriate, of numerous hairs or bristles, normally of equal length, dentate to barbellate.

Derivation of name: for Fortunate Bartolomeo de Felice 1723-1789, Italian-Swiss philosopher and scientist.

Worldwide: 83 species, mainly South Africa, with a few extending to tropical Africa and Arabia.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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aethiopica (Burm. f.) Adamson & T.M. Salter subsp. ecklonis (Less.) Grau
amelloides (L.) Voss

Other sources of information about Felicia:

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Flora of Botswana: Felicia
Flora of Caprivi: Felicia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Felicia
Flora of Malawi: Felicia
Flora of Mozambique: Felicia
Flora of Zambia: Felicia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Felicia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Felicia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Felicia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Felicia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Felicia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Felicia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Felicia
JSTOR Plant Science: Felicia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Felicia
Plants of the World Online: Felicia
Tropicos: Felicia
Wikipedia: Felicia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Felicia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1476, retrieved 8 December 2023

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