Arctotis venusta Norl.

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Synonyms: Arctotis grandis sensu Wittmack, non Thunb.
Arctotis stoechadifolia sensu Harv. non Berg
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Status: Introduced, cultivated and possible rare escape
Notes: This species has been listed by Mapaura & Timberlake in SABONET 33; 23, 2004. On the basis of a specimen present at SRGH. This may concern a garden escape but this has not been confirmed.
Derivation of specific name: venusta: pleasing, lovely
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Worldwide distribution: Native in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. A popular garden ornamental and rare garden escape elsewhere.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 23.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 231 - 232. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 30.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Arctotis venusta
African Plant Database: Arctotis venusta
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Arctotis venusta
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Wikipedia: Arctotis venusta

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: Species information: Arctotis venusta., retrieved 30 May 2023

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