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Genus: Athrixia

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 > Tribe: Gnaphalieae

There are 14 species, found in southern Africa, tropical Africa and Madagascar. There are 11 species native to southern Africa. 

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Athrixia angustissima

phefshoane-e-nyenyane [South Sotho]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 216.

Athrixia arachnoidea  
Athrixia capensis  
Athrixia crinita  

Athrixia elata (Daisy-tea Bush)

Wildetee [Afrikaans]

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 192.

Athrixia fontana  
Athrixia fontinalis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Athrixia gerrardii

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 442.

Athrixia heterophylla

See Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 289.

Athrixia phylicoides (Bushman's Tea, Bush Tea)

Boesmanstee, Bostee [Afrikaans]; luphephetse, sephomolo [Swazi]; iCholocholo [Xhosa, Zulu]; iphephetha, ishanela, ishayelo [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 442; Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 286; Transvaal Lowveld and escarpment wild flowers by Jo Onderstall p. 198.

Athrixia rosmarinifolia

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Publications

  • Bremer, K. 1978. Oreoleysera and Athrixia, new and old South African genera of the Compositae. Botaniska Notiser 131: 449-453.

  • Kroner, G. 1980. Systematische studien im umkreis von Athrixia Ker Gawler (Asteraceae). Mitteilungen der Botanischen Staatssammlung München 16: 1-268.

 

 

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