9425.000 Dimorphotheca Moench

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Norlindh, T. (1978) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 10. Calenduleae. Kirkia 11(1) 143-168

Description of the genus

Perennial herb (in ours). Leaves alternate, entire, toothed or pinnatifid. Capitula solitary at apex of stem and branches, radiate; ray florets female, rarely neuter; disk florets mostly bisexual. Receptacle with scales. Phyllaries in 1 row. Rays yellow to orange or white on both sides or white above and variously coloured beneath. Achenes of 2 types:; those of the ray florets smooth, rugose or tuberculate, rarely winged; those of the disk florets laterally flattened, smooth and winged; pappus 0.

Worldwide: 19 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Dimorphotheca.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1557, retrieved 25 January 2021

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