9432.000 Arctotis L.

Description of the genus

Herbs. Leaves alternate or radical, entire to lyrate-pinnatifid. Capitula heterogamous, radiate, solitary. Phyllaries many-seriate, the outer with apical appendages. Receptacle alveolate, setose. Ray florets female or neuter. Disk florets bisexual. Achenes ribbed or winged, with the wings folding to form 2 linear chambers on one side. Pappus c.2-seriate, of delicate hyaline scales, the inner pappus of 5-10 scales equalling the achene in length, the outer pappus smaller.

Worldwide: 50 species in southern Africa from Angola and Zimbabwe to South Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Arctotis:

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Flora of Botswana: Arctotis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Arctotis

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Arctotis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1561, retrieved 20 June 2024

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