1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Gazania Gaertn.
      1. Gazania rigens (L.) Gaertn.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

    Habit
    A shortly trailing perennial herb from a woody taproot.
    Stem
    Stems 1-several, usually decumbent, often ± stoloniferous up to c. 40 cm. long and 4–6 mm. in diam., or suberect to c. 30 cm. tall, simple or branched, ± uniformly leafy, glabrous or ± araneose.
    Leaves
    Leaves leathery, mostly 3–11(15) x 0.4–2.3 cm., lanceolate or obovate-lanceolate, tapering-attenuate petiole-like below and stem-clasping at the base, mostly simple sometimes pinnatisect with 1–2 lobes on each side, apices acute or subobtuse, margins somewhat revolute, entire; upper surface glabrous or thinly araneose; lower surface whitish felted-tomentose except for the midrib.
    Capitulum
    Capitula usually solitary and mostly axillary on upper stem and branches; capitula stalks 4–15 cm. long, naked or sometimes bracteate, glabrous or araneose.
    Involucre
    Involucres 10–15 x 8–15 mm., narrowly campanulate, connate in the lower two-thirds.
    Phyllaries
    Phyllaries several-seriate and longest towards the inside, free parts 5–10 mm. long, the outer usually strap-shaped and often felted-tomentose outside, the inner triangular and ± attenuate at the apex, glabrous.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle alveolae walls c. 0.5 mm. high, membranous.
    Ray
    Rays yellow, ascending-erect, 14–25 mm. long, linear-oblanceolate.
    Florets
    Disk-florets numerous; corollas yellow, 5–6 mm. long; achenes 3–5 mm. long, narrowly subfusiform-turbinate, obscurely 10–12-ribbed, densely long-sericeous with the hairs hiding the pappus; pappus 2-seriate of subequal accrescent scale-like setae 2–5 mm. long, the setae developing a somewhat thickened stalk-like base and narrowly hyaline lateral wings which taper into a fine apex, the outer series briefly connate at the base, the inner free. Rays yellow, ascending-erect, 14–25 mm. long, linear-oblanceolate.
    Disc
    Disk-florets numerous; corollas yellow, 5–6 mm. long; achenes 3–5 mm. long, narrowly subfusiform-turbinate, obscurely 10–12-ribbed, densely long-sericeous with the hairs hiding the pappus; pappus 2-seriate of subequal accrescent scale-like setae 2–5 mm. long, the setae developing a somewhat thickened stalk-like base and narrowly hyaline lateral wings which taper into a fine apex, the outer series briefly connate at the base, the inner free.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Azores, Baleares, Bolivia, Chatham Is., Corse, France, Great Britain, Korea, New South Wales, Portugal, Queensland, Sardegna, Sicilia, South Australia, Spain, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

    Gazania rigens (L.) Gaertn. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Burchell [6253], South Africa K000307423
    Burchell [6254], South Africa K000307424
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000307421 isotype
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000307422 isotype

    First published in Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 451 (1791)

    Accepted by

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

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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