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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
Gazania linearis (treasure flower)

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants scapose, or with suberect to decumbent leafy stems. Perennial herbs with woody rootstocks, (rarely annual herbs or dwarf subshrubs with woody branches).
Morphology Leaves
Leaves basal and crowded, or alternate, araneose or glabrescent on the upper surface, white felted-araneose beneath, ± linear to oblanceolate or obovate, entire or pinnatilobed to pinnatifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula heterogamous, radiate, solitary on scapes or terminal on the stem and branches.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries connate below into a deeply cup-shaped ± campanulate involucre, sometimes ± obconic; free parts in 2–3 rows inserted on the rim of the connate part, with none or few scattered on the fused portion.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle ± shallowly alveolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disk-florets hermaphrodite, numerous, corollas yellow, infundibuliform; anther bases sagittate, shortly mucronate-acuminate; style branches linear; achenes narrowly turbinate, villous with hairs exceeding or ± equalling the pappus; pappus of biseriate subequal narrow delicate accrescent scales, at first difficult to distinguish from the ovary hairs, the outer pappus scales sessile, the inner scales shortly stipitate. Ray-florets uniseriate, neuter, without staminodes; corollas mostly yellow with rays sometimes whitish or orange inside and greenish or reddish-striped outside, sometimes with a dark spot at the base, strap-shaped ascending-erect; achenes wanting.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

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

Gazania Gaertn. appears in other Kew resources:

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.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 451 (1791), nom. conserv.
  • Roessler in Mitt. Bot. Staatss. Münch.3: 364 (1959)
  • in Kirkia10: 95–99 (1975).

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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