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Genus: Eriocephalus

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: Anthemideae

There are about 32 species, all endemic to southern Africa.  

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Eriocephalus africanus (Wild Rosemary, Cape Snowbush)

Wilderoosmaryn, Kapokbossie, Kapokbos [Afrikaans]

Shrub, growing to about 1 m high, native from southern Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Flowerhead develops into a woolly tuft that is harvested by birds to line their nests. Essential oils are extracted from the aromatic leaves for use in perfumes.

Eriocephalus africanus (Wild Rosemary, Cape Snowbush)

Eriocephalus ambiguus

 

Eriocephalus aromaticus

 

Eriocephalus brevifolius

 

Eriocephalus capitellatus

Kapokbos [Afrikaans]

See Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 214.

Eriocephalus decussatus

Doringkapok [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 156.

Eriocephalus dinteri

 

Eriocephalus ericoides (Kapok Bush)

Kapokbos, Gewonekapok [Afrikaans]

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 166; Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 156.

Eriocephalus eximius

 

Eriocephalus giessii

 

Eriocephalus glandulosus

 

Eriocephalus grandiflorus

 

Eriocephalus karooicus

 

Eriocephalus kingesii

 

Eriocephalus klinghardtensis

 

Eriocephalus longifolius

 

Eriocephalus luederitzianus

 

Eriocephalus macroglossus

 

Eriocephalus merxmuelleri

 

Eriocephalus microcephalus

 

Eriocephalus microphyllus

 

Eriocephalus namaquensis

 

Eriocephalus pauperrimus

 

Eriocephalus pedicellaris

 

Eriocephalus pinnatus

 

Eriocephalus punctulatus 

Boegoekapokbossie [Afrikaans]

See Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 166; Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 156.

Eriocephalus purpureus

Kapokbos [Afrikaans]

See Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 214.

Eriocephalus racemosus 

Kapkoppie, Kapokbos, Roosmaryn, Wilderoosmaryn [Afrikaans]

See West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 196; Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 214.

Eriocephalus scariosus

 

Eriocephalus spinescens

Doringkapok [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 156.

Eriocephalus tenuifolius

 

Eriocephalus tenuipes

 

Publications

  • Müller, M.A.N. 1988. 'n Morfologiese en taksonomiese studie van die genusse Lasiospermum Lag. en Eriocephalus L. (Asteraceae) in suidelike Afrika. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.

 

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