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Genus: Berkheya

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Berkheya ?barbata growing near the sea in fynbos, Kleinmond Nature Reserve (Western Cape, South Africa).

Berkheya ?barbata, photographed in renosterveld near Bot River Lagoon (Western Cape, South Africa).

Berkheya ?barbata growing near the sea in fynbos, Kleinmond Nature Reserve (Western Cape, South Africa).

Berkheya sp. on dolerite at Nieuwoudtville.

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

Species native to southern Africa

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

Berkheya acanthopoda

 

Berkheya angusta

 

Berkheya angustifolia

 

Berkheya annectens

 

Berkheya armata 

Groot Disseldoring [Afrikaans]

See West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 206.

Berkheya barbata

See Hottentots Holland to Hermanus wild flowers by Lee Burman & Anne Bean p. 202; Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 232; Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 234.

Berkheya bergiana 

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 334.

Berkheya bipinnatifida

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 220.

Berkheya buphthalmoides

 

Berkheya caffra

 

Berkheya canescens

 

Berkheya cardopatifolia

 

Berkheya carduoides

 

Berkheya carlinifolia

 

Berkheya carlinoides

 

Berkheya carlinopsis

Bergdisseldoring [Afrikaans]

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 98.

Berkheya chamaepeuce

 

Berkheya cirsiifolia

mohata-o-mosoeu, ntsoantsane-e-kholo, tsehlo-ea-thaba [South Sotho]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 334.

Berkheya coddii

 

Berkheya coriacea

Disseldoring [Afrikaans]

See Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 232.

Berkheya cruciata

 

Berkheya cuneata

 

Berkheya debilis

 

Berkheya decurrens 

iGanashane, iKhakakhaka elikhulu [Xhosa]

See Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 286, 289.

Berkheya densifolia

 

Berkheya discolor

 

Berkheya draco

 

Berkheya dregei

 

Berkheya echinacea 

iphungula [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 334.

Berkheya eriobasis

 

Berkheya erysithales

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 334. 

Berkheya ferox

 

Berkheya francisci

 

Berkheya fruticosa

 

Berkheya glabrata (Yellow Thistle)

Bokkevelddissel, Geeldissel [Afrikaans]

See Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 192; Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 152.

Berkheya herbacea

 

Berkheya heterophylla

Graweelwortel [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 152.

Berkheya hypoleuca

 

Berkheya insignis 

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 334; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 98.

Berkheya latifolia

Disseldoring [Afrikaans]

See Transvaal Lowveld and escarpment wild flowers by Jo Onderstall p. 204.

Berkheya leucaugeta

 

Berkheya mackenii 

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 336.

Berkheya macrocephala 

ntsoantsane, sehohlo-se-seholo [South Sotho]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 334.

Berkheya maritima

 

Berkheya milleriana

 

Berkheya montana

mohatollo, ntsoa-ntsane-ea-loti [South Sotho]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 336.

Berkheya multijuga (Spiny Berg Thistle)

Doringrige Bergdissel [Afrikaans]; mohatollo, ntsoa-ntsane-ea-loti [South Sotho]; imboziso emhlophe, ukhakhasi [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 336.

Berkheya nivea

 

Berkheya onobromoides 

Ruikdissel [Afrikaans]

See Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 192.

Berkheya onopordifolia

mohato, ntsoantsane [South Sotho]

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

Berkheya pannosa

 

Berkheya pauciflora

 

Berkheya pinnatifida

 

Berkheya purpurea (Purple Berkheya)

Bloudisseldoring [Afrikaans]; sehlohlo, sehloohlo [South Sotho]

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

Berkheya radula

Boesmansrietjie [Afrikaans]

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 98. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Berkheya radyeri

 

Berkheya rhapontica

ntsoa-ntsane, pepetloane-e-meutla [South Sotho]; ikhakhasi, iphungula [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 336.

Berkheya rigida 

Disseldoring, Krammedik [Afrikaans]

See West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 206.

Berkheya robusta

 

Berkheya schinzii

 

Berkheya seminivea 

Disseldoring [Afrikaans]

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 98.

Berkheya setifera (Buffalo-tongue Berkheya)

Rasperdisseldoring [Afrikaans]; lelelemla-khomo, ntsoaantsane [South Sotho]; mavambuka [Swazi]; indlebe-lenkomo [Xhosa]; ulimi-lwenkomo [Swazi, Zulu]; ikhakhasi, ulimi-lwenyathi [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 336; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 98.

Berkheya speciosa 

Skraaldisseldoring [Afrikaans]; ntsoaantsane [South Sotho]; ikhakhasi elikhulu, umaphola [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 336.

Berkheya sphaerocephala

 

Berkheya spinosa

Perdebos [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 152.

Berkheya spinosissima

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 201.

Berkheya subulata

 

Berkheya tysonii

 

Berkheya umbellata 

Geelklossiedissel, Klossies, Vleidissel [Afrikaans]; ikhakhasana elincane [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 336.

Berkheya viscosa

See Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 234.

Berkheya zeyheri

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 98; Transvaal Lowveld and escarpment wild flowers by Jo Onderstall p. 204. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Publications

  • Roessler, H. 1959. Revision der Arctotideae - Gorteriinae (Compositae). Mitteilungen der Botanischen Staatssammlung München 3: 71-500.

  

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