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Tribe: Arctoteae

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Family: Asteraceae

Fifteen genera and 203 species are native to southern Africa.

Genera native to southern Africa

(based on Herman et al. 2000)

Arctotheca

The five species are native to Mozambique and southern Africa.

Arctotheca calendula

Arctotis

There are 62 species, all found in southern Africa but also extending into Angola.  

 

Berkheya

The 75 species are found in Africa, all except four of which are found in southern Africa.

Cullumia

The 15 species are endemic to Northern and Western Cape.

 

Cuspidia

The sole species, Cuspidia cernua, is endemic to Northern, Western and Eastern Cape.

 

Didelta

Two species, endemic to the western parts of southern Africa.

 

Dymondia

The only species, Dymondia margaretae, is endemic to the Bredasdorp district, Western Cape.

 

Gazania

The 17 species are all native to southern Africa but two of them have distributions extending further north into Africa.

Gorteria

The three species are endemic to southern Africa.

 

Haplocarpha

Ten species worldwide, of which six species are native to southern Africa.

 

Heterolepis

The three species are endemic to the Western Cape.

 

Heterorhachis

The only species, Heterorhachis aculeata, is endemic to the Northern and Western Cape.

 

Hirpicium

The 12 species are native to southern and tropical Africa, of which nine occur in southern Africa.  

 

Platycarpha glomerata

usiphahluka [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 446.

 

Platycarphella

[= Platycarpha]

Two species, endemic to southern Africa.

 
 

Publications

  • Herman, P.P.J., Retief, E., Koekemoer, M. & Welman, W.G. 2000. Asteraceae (Compositae). In: Seed Plants of Southern Africa (ed. O.A. Leistner). Strelitzia 10: 101-170. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

 

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