9434.000 Gazania Gaertn.

Rössler, H. (1975) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 5. Subtribe: Gorteriinae. Kirkia 10(1) 73-99

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs with a woody rootstock. Stem (in ours) very short, bearing leafless flowering scapes. Leaves linear, crowded in basal rosettes. Capitula solitary at the top of the scapes, heterogamous, radiate, yellow. Phyllaries connate into a ± campanulate involucre. Achenes villous. Pappus scales regularly 2-seriate.

Derivation of name: after Theodore of Gaza (1398-1478) who translated Theophrastus' botanical works from Greek into Latin.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

rigens (L.) Gaertn. var. leucolaena (DC.) Roessler

Other sources of information about Gazania:

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Flora of Botswana: Gazania
Flora of Malawi: Gazania
Flora of Mozambique: Gazania
Flora of Zambia: Gazania
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gazania

External websites:

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

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: Gazania.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1563, retrieved 19 June 2024

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