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.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

No image yet

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
krebsiana Less. subsp. serrulata (DC.) RoesslerN,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Gazania:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Gazania.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1563, retrieved 26 March 2023

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