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Genus: Gerbera (Barberton daisy genus)

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: Mutisieae

There are about 30 species, native to Africa, Madagascar and Asia. In southern Africa there are 14 native species.  

Species native to southern Africa

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

Gerbera ambigua (Pink and white gerbera)

Botterblom, Griekwateebossie [Afrikaans]; moarubetso, ripa-lithaate, seboka [South Sotho]; ucabazane, uhlamvuhloshane, ulimi-lwenkomo [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 220; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 102; Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 278. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Gerbera aurantiaca (Hilton daisy)

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 82 (plus see hybrid with G. kraussii p. 446).

Gerbera cordata

 

Gerbera crocea

 

Gerbera galpinii

 

Gerbera jamesonii (Barberton daisy)

Barbertonse Madeliefie, Rooigousblom [Afrikaans]

See Transvaal Lowveld and escarpment wild flowers by Jo Onderstall p. 204; Creative gardening with indigenous plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 257.

Gerbera jamesonii

Gerbera linnaei

 

Gerbera natalensis

 

Gerbera parva

 

Gerbera piloselloides (Small yellow gerbera)

Swartteebossie [Afrikaans]; moarubetso, mothuntsetso, tsebe-ea-pela [South Sotho]; mabophe [Swazi]; ubulawu, umqwashu [Xhosa]; indlebeyempithi, uhlango olimpofu, umoya-wezwe [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 220; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 42; Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 280. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Gerbera serrata

 

Gerbera tomentosa

Tontelblaarbossie [Afrikaans]

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

Gerbera viridifolia

Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 42, 192. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Gerbera wrightii

 

Publications

  • Hansen, H.V. 1985. A taxonomic revision of the genus Gerbera (Compositae, Mutisieae) sections Gerbera, Parva, Piloselloides (in Africa) and Lasiopus. Opera Botanica 78: 5-36.

 

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