1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Osteospermum L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

    Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate or less often opposite, sometimes in a rosette, petiolate or sessile, entire or variously divided up to bipinnatipartite
    Capitulum
    Capitula solitary and terminal or arranged in terminal corymbose cymes or rarely racemes, heterogamous, radiate; phyllaries free, 1–3(–4)-seriate; receptacle flat or slightly convex, epaleate
    Florets
    Ray florets with a short tube and a narrow oblong ray, this rounded and minutely 3-dentate distally, staminodes sometimes present; style linear, glabrous, with long linear obtuse branches with stigmatose swellings along the margins; disc florets with a gradually widening tube, 5-lobed; anthers sagittate at the base with ± tailed auricles, with ovate apical appendage; style shallowly cleft, the lobes connate, with a collar of sweeping hairs at or slightly below the bifurcation, papillae absent
    Fruits
    Achenes hard, straight or slightly incurved, triangular or terete, sometimes 3–9-ridged, smooth, rugose or tuberculate, with or without wings, without or rarely with a rostrum; pappus absent.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, St.Helena, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    California, Chatham Is., France, Hawaii, Mauritius, New Mexico, New South Wales, Norfolk Is., Northern Territory, Queensland, Réunion, Sicilia, South Australia, Spain, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

    Osteospermum L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl. 2: 923 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • B. Nord. in K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 375 (1994)
    • Norl., Stud. Calend. 1: 98–357 (1943)
    • G.P. 2: 455 (1873)
    • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 395 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl.: 923 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0