9427.000 Osteospermum L.

Norlindh, T. (1978) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 10. Calenduleae. Kirkia 11(1) 143-168

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves alternate, more rarely opposite, entire or variously divided. Capitula solitary at ends of branches or in inflorescences of terminal corymbose cymes, heterogamous and radiate. Ray florets female, fertile, disk florets pseudo-bisexual, ovary abortive. Rays (in ours) yellow above. Achenes always winged (monocephalum) or sometimes (muricatum). Pappus 0.

Worldwide: 45 species, mainly southern Africa.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
monocephalum (Oliv. & Hiern) Norl.Description, Image
muricatum E.Mey. ex DC. subsp. muricatum LkDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Osteospermum:

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Flora of Botswana: Osteospermum
Flora of Malawi: Osteospermum
Flora of Mozambique: Osteospermum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Osteospermum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Osteospermum

External websites:

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

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: Osteospermum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1558, retrieved 24 April 2024

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