Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Perennial herbs, rarely annual herbs or subshrubs. Leaves basal, rarely cauline and alternate, entire to pinnatisect. Capitula radiate, solitary, terminal or axillary, long-pedunculate; involucral bracts 2- or 3-seriate, connate at base, lanceolate, herbaceous; receptacle flat to slightly convex, naked, pitted. Ray florets 1-seriate, sterile, ligulate, yellow to reddish, often with a dark basal spot and dorsal stripe; disc florets tubular, bisexual, outer fertile, inner usually functionally male, coloured like ray florets; corolla deeply 5-lobed; anthers sagittate at base, with acute apical appendages; style bilobed, branches linear, obtuse. Cypselas obovoid, villous; pappus 1-seriate, of many fine linear-subulate subequal scales.

16 species, mostly in southern Africa, 1 species extending to tropical Africa; 2 species naturalised in Australia.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
Higher taxa
genus Gazania
Subordinate taxa