8919.000 Felicia Cass.

Grau, J. & Lippert, W. (1980) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 11. Astereae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) 1-14

Description of the genus

Low shrubs, perennial or annual herbs, often resiniferous. Leaves alternate or rarely opposite, sometimes fasciculate, simple, often linear or lanceolate. Capitula heterogamous, radiate; usually with ray florets female and disk florets bisexual. Phyllaries 3-4-seriate. Rays (in our area) white to pale mauve, or yellow. Achenes flat, ± obovate, with two lateral ribs. Pappus 1-seriate, of numerous hairs or bristles, normally of equal length, dentate to barbellate.

Derivation of name: for Fortunate Bartolomeo de Felice 1723-1789, Italian-Swiss philosopher and scientist.

Worldwide: 83 species, mainly South Africa, with a few extending to tropical Africa and Arabia.

Zambia: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
abyssinica A.Rich. Lk
boehmii O. Hoffm. subsp. boehmii N
boehmii O.Hoffm. subsp. homochroma (S.Moore) Grau N,W,C,SLk
clavipilosa Grau subsp. clavipilosa LkDescription, Image
welwitschii (Hiern) GrauB,N,W,C,E,SCDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Felicia:

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Flora of Botswana: Felicia
Flora of Caprivi: Felicia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Felicia
Flora of Malawi: Felicia
Flora of Mozambique: Felicia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Felicia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Felicia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Felicia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Felicia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Felicia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Felicia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Felicia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Felicia
JSTOR Plant Science: Felicia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Felicia
Plants of the World Online: Felicia
Tropicos: Felicia
Wikipedia: Felicia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Felicia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1476, retrieved 4 March 2024

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