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Genus: Dimorphotheca

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 > Order: Asterales > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Calenduleae

The 20 species are native to southern Africa and Angola.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Dimorphotheca acutifolia  
Dimorphotheca barberae  
Dimorphotheca caulescens  
Dimorphotheca chrysanthemifolia  

Dimorphotheca cuneata (White Bietou, Weather Prophet, Bride's Bouquet)

Witbietou, Bergbietou, Witbietou, Weerprofeet, Makbietou [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 154; Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 226; Creative gardening with indigenous plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 289.

Dimorphotheca dregei  
Dimorphotheca ecklonis  
Dimorphotheca jucfruticosa  
Dimorphotheca unda  
Dimorphotheca montana  

Dimorphotheca nudicaulis (Ox-eye Daisy)

[= Castalis nudicaulis]

Wildemagriet, Witmagriet, Duinegousblom [Afrikaans]

See Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 188; Hottentots Holland to Hermanus wild flowers by Lee Burman & Anne Bean p. 194; Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 234; Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 226.

Dimorphotheca pinnata  

Dimorphotheca pluvialis (Cape Daisy, Cape Rain Daisy, White Namaqualand Daisy, White Buttercup)

Dimorphotheca polyptera 

T'naai-opslag [Afrikaans]

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 186.

Dimorphotheca sinuata (Orange Namaqualand Daisy)

Jakkalsblom, Namaqualandse Madeliefie, Namaqualandse Gousblom [Afrikaans]

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 184; Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 188; Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 226; Creative gardening with indigenous plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 343.

Dimorphotheca spectabilis

[= Castalis spectabilis]

Bloubietou [Afrikaans]

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 244.

Dimorphotheca tragus

[=Castalis tragus]

Jakkalsbos [Afrikaans]

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 184; Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 188.

Dimorphotheca venusta  
Dimorphotheca walliana  
Dimorphotheca zeyheri  

Publications

  • Norlindh, T. 1943. Studies in the Calenduleae. 1. Monograph of the genera Dimorphotheca, Castalis, Osteospermum, Gibbaria and Chrysanthemoides. Gleerup, Lund.

 

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