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Genus: Gazania

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: Arctoteae

Gazania sp. growing in Cape Town garden.

Gazania sp. growing in Cape Town garden.

The 17 species are all native to southern Africa but two of them have distributions extending further north into Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Gazania caespitosa

 

Gazania ciliaris

 

Gazania heterochaeta

 

Gazania jurineifolia

 

Gazania krebsiana (Common Gazania)

Bruingousblom [Afrikaans]; mabone, shoeshoe, tsikitlane [South Sotho]; isapokwe, umkwinti [Xhosa]; ubendle [Xhosa, Zulu]; impephotshani, isiphephane [Zulu]

See Flora of Zimbabwe; KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 332; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 40, 100; Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 198; West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 222; Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 284; Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 150; Transvaal Lowveld and escarpment wild flowers by Jo Onderstall p. 202; Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 232; Creative gardening with indigenous plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 256.

Gazania leiopoda

 

Gazania lichtensteinii 

Botterblom, Kougoed [Afrikaans]

Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 198; Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 194; Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 150.

Gazania linearis

 

Gazania maritima

 

Gazania othonnites

 

Gazania pectinata

Kaapse Rooi Gousblom, Ogiesgousblom [Afrikaans]

See West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 222; Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 272; Hottentots Holland to Hermanus wild flowers by Lee Burman & Anne Bean p. 184; Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 240.

Gazania rigens (Trailing Gazania)

Rankbotterblom [Afrikaans]; Ubendle, Ububendle [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 334; Creative gardening with indigenous plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 273.

Gazania rigida 

Rooigousblom [Afrikaans]

 See Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 194.

Gazania schenckii

 

Gazania serrata

Botterblom [Afrikaans]

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

Gazania tenuifolia

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 198.

Gazania thermalis

 

Publications

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

  

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