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Genus: Galeomma

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

Prostrate annual woolly herbs. Two species, endemic to southern Africa.  

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI). Information about each species from Hilliard (1983).

Galeomma oculus-cati

Prostrate annual woolly herb with stems up to 2 cm long. Recorded from the Calvinia and Sutherland regions on rocky slopes, sometimes in dense patches. Flowering recorded September to December.


Galeomma stenolepis

Small annual woolly herb forming dense mats up to 15 cm across. Widespread in Namibia and the Northern Cape. Easily missed because of small size. Grows in seasonally damp places such as streambanks, depressions, valley bottoms and around pans. Flowering recorded nearly all year round, seems to be mainly after rain.



  • Hilliard, O.M. 1983. Asteraceae (Compositae), Tribe Inuleae subtribe Gnaphalinae (first part). Flora of southern Africa 33,7,2: 1-325.


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