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: 6 taxa.

Felicia clavipilosa subsp. clavipilosa

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
clavipilosa Grau subsp. clavipilosa W,SDescription, Image
clavipilosa Grau subsp. transvaalensis GrauW,C,SDescription, Image
filifolia (Vent.) Burtt DavyW
mossamedensis (Hiern) Mendon├žaW,C,E,SDescription, Image
muricata (Thunb.) Nees subsp. muricata N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
welwitschii (Hiern) GrauN,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Felicia:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Felicia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Felicia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Felicia
Wikipedia: Felicia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Felicia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Felicia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Felicia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1476, retrieved 27 November 2022

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