8879.000 Bellis L. - Daisies

Hutchinson, J. (1972) British Wild Flowers David and Charles

Description of the genus

Dwarf perennial herbs, with a short rootstock. Leaves all basal, spoon-shaped, toothed and pubescent. Inflorescence single, on a long stalk from each tuft of leaves; bracts very dark green, narrowly oblong, in two rows, with hairs on the outside. Ray-florets numerous in 2-3 rows, white or with the tips tinged pink; disc flowers numerous, rich cream/yellow. Fruit an achene, slightly hairy, without a pappus.

Worldwide: 8 species in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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perennis L.

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External websites:

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

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: Bellis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1730, retrieved 6 December 2023

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