9427.000 Osteospermum L.

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

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves alternate, more rarely opposite, entire or variously divided. Capitula solitary at ends of branches or in inflorescences of terminal corymbose cymes, heterogamous and radiate. Ray florets female, fertile, disk florets pseudo-bisexual, ovary abortive. Rays (in ours) yellow above. Achenes always winged (monocephalum) or sometimes (muricatum). Pappus 0.

Worldwide: 45 species, mainly southern Africa.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

No image yet

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
monocephalum (Oliv. & Hiern) Norl.Description, Image
nyikense Norl.N

Other sources of information about Osteospermum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Osteospermum
Flora of Mozambique: Osteospermum
Flora of Zambia: Osteospermum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Osteospermum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Osteospermum

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Osteospermum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1558, retrieved 14 June 2024

Site software last modified: 12 October 2020 11:05pm
Terms of use