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Genus: Felicia

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: Astereae

Of the 83 species, 80 are native to southern Africa. The other species are native to other parts of Africa and to Saudi Arabia.  

Species native to southern Africa

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

Felicia aculeata

See Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 240.

Felicia aethiopica

Wilde Aster [Afrikaans]

See Hottentots Holland to Hermanus wild flowers by Lee Burman & Anne Bean p. 198.

Felicia alba  

Felicia amelloides (Blue Felicia, Blue Marguerite, Shrubby Felicia)

Bloumargriet [Afrikaans]

See Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 289; Creative gardening with indigenous plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 281.

Felicia amoena

See Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 240.

Felicia annectens  
Felicia anthemidodes  

Felicia australis

Sambreeltjies [Afrikaans]

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 172; Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 184.

Felicia bechuanica  
Felicia bellidioides  

Felicia bergeriana

Breëblaar Astertjie [Afrikaans]

See West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 218.

Felicia brevifolia

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 172.

Felicia burkei  
Felicia caespitosa  
Felicia cana  
Felicia canaliculata  
Felicia clavipilosa

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 
Felicia comptonii  
Felicia cymbalariae  
Felicia cymbalarioides  
Felicia denticulata  
Felicia deserti  
Felicia diffusa  
Felicia drakensbergensis  

Felicia dregei

See Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 204.

Felicia dubia

See Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 204.

Felicia ebracteata  

Felicia echinata

Link: Felicia echinata (PlantzAfrica.com)

Felicia elongata

Link: Felicia elongata (PlantzAfrica.com)

Felicia erigeroides (Wild Michaelmas Daisy)

isithelelo, ixhaphozi [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 210.

Felicia esterhuyseniae  

Felicia fascicularis 

Bloublommetjieskaroo [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 160.

Felicia ferulacea  

Felicia filifolia (Fine-leaved Felicia, Needle-leaved Felicia, Wild Aster)

Draaibos, Wilde-aster, Ghombos, Persbergdraaibos [Afrikaans]; Sehalahala-se-seholo [South Sotho]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 442; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 244; Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 174; Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 184; Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 274; Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 160; Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 206; Creative gardening with indigenous plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 157.

Felicia flanaganii  
Felicia fruticosa  
Felicia gunillae  

Felicia heterophylla 

Bloublom Astertjie [Afrikaans]

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 172; West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 218.

Felicia hirsuta 

Bloublommetjie [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 160.

Felicia hirta 

Karooastertjie, Bloublommetjie, Astertjie [Afrikaans]

See Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 184; Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 206.

Felicia hispida  

Felicia hyssopifolia

Bos Astertjie [Afrikaans]

See West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 216.

Felicia josephinae  
Felicia joubertinae  
Felicia lasiocarpa  
Felicia linearis  
Felicia linifolia  

Felicia macrorrhiza 

Aspoestertjie [Afrikaans]

See Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 184.

Felicia merxmuelleri

Sambreeltjies, Bloublommetjie, Astertjie [Afrikaans]

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 174; Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 206.

Felicia microcephala  
Felicia microsperma  
Felicia minima  
Felicia monocephala  

Felicia mossamedensis (Yellow Felicia)

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 310; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 100.

Felicia muricata (White Felicia)

Blouheuning Karooblommetjie, Kapokblommetjie, Bloublommetjie [Afrikaans]; koelehane, mohantsoane, moroka-hloho, mosala-tsela [South Sotho]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 210; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 40; Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 160. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Felicia namaquana 

Bloublommetjie-opslag [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 160.

Felicia nigrescens  
Felicia nordenstamii  
Felicia odorata  
Felicia oleosa  

Felicia ovata 

Grootbloublommetjie [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 160.

Felicia petiolata  
Felicia puberula  
Felicia quinquenervia  
Felicia rogersii  
Felicia rosulata  
Felicia scabrida  
Felicia serrata  
Felicia smaragdina  
Felicia stenophylla  

Felicia tenella

Astertjie [Afrikaans]

See West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 218; Hottentots Holland to Hermanus wild flowers by Lee Burman & Anne Bean p. 188.

Felicia tenera  
Felicia tsitsikamae  
Felicia uliginosa  
Felicia venusta  
Felicia welwitschii

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 
Felicia westae  
Felicia whitehillensis  

Felicia wrightii 

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

Felicia zeyheri  

Publications

  • Grau, J. 1973. Revision der gattung Felicia (Asteraceae). Mitteilungen der Botanischen Staatssammlung München 9: 195-705.

  

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