Callilepis laureola DC.

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Callilepis laureola

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Lebombos Hills, close to Namaacha

Callilepis laureola

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Lebombos Hills, close to Namaacha

Callilepis laureola

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Lebombos Hills, close to Namaacha

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Synonyms: Callilepis glabra DC.
Callilepis hispida DC.
Callilepis laureola DC. var. glabra glabra (DC.) Harv.
Callilepis laureola DC. var. hispida glabra (DC.) Harv.
Common names: Ox-eye daisy (English)
Status: Native
Perennial herb up to 60 cm tall, growing from a large woody tuber. Leaves variable in shape, up to 6 cm long, 3-veined from the base; margin entire or toothed. Capitula terminal,solitary or rarely 2-4 together, up to 6 cm in diameter; disc florets purple-black, ray-florets white. Often seen flowering after fires.
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Habitat: In grassland
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Flowering time:Aug - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique, Swazailand and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: M
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Content last updated: Monday 10 August 2015

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 212. (Includes a picture).

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 454 - 455.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 216 - 217. (Includes a picture).

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Callilepis laureola., retrieved 8 December 2023

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