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Genus: Lasiospermum

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

The four species are all native to southern Africa but one of these has also been recorded from Egypt.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Lasiospermum bipinnatum

Gifknoppies [Afrikaans]; isiFikane [Xhosa]

See Eastern Cape wild flowers by John Manning, Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann p. 284.

Lasiospermum brachyglossum 

Knoppiesopslag [Afrikaans]

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 166.


Lasiospermum erectum

[= Lasiospermum pedunculare]

Gansgras [Afrikaans]

See Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 216.


Lasiospermum pedunculare 

Basterknoppies [Afrikaans]

See Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 172.


  • 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 Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.


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