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.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
krebsiana Less. subsp. serrulata (DC.) RoesslerN,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
rigens (L.) Gaertn. var. uniflora (L.f.) RoesslerM

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gazania
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gazania
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Gazania
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gazania
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gazania

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Gazania.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1563, retrieved 12 August 2020

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