1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Gazania Gaertn.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FZ]

    Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

    Habit
    Plants scapose, or with suberect to decumbent leafy stems. Perennial herbs with woody rootstocks, (rarely annual herbs or dwarf subshrubs with woody branches).
    Leaves
    Leaves basal and crowded, or alternate, araneose or glabrescent on the upper surface, white felted-araneose beneath, ± linear to oblanceolate or obovate, entire or pinnatilobed to pinnatifid.
    Capitulum
    Capitula heterogamous, radiate, solitary on scapes or terminal on the stem and branches.
    Phyllaries
    Phyllaries connate below into a deeply cup-shaped ± campanulate involucre, sometimes ± obconic; free parts in 2–3 rows inserted on the rim of the connate part, with none or few scattered on the fused portion.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle ± shallowly alveolate.
    Florets
    Disk-florets hermaphrodite, numerous, corollas yellow, infundibuliform; anther bases sagittate, shortly mucronate-acuminate; style branches linear; achenes narrowly turbinate, villous with hairs exceeding or ± equalling the pappus; pappus of biseriate subequal narrow delicate accrescent scales, at first difficult to distinguish from the ovary hairs, the outer pappus scales sessile, the inner scales shortly stipitate. Ray-florets uniseriate, neuter, without staminodes; corollas mostly yellow with rays sometimes whitish or orange inside and greenish or reddish-striped outside, sometimes with a dark spot at the base, strap-shaped ascending-erect; achenes wanting.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Azores, Baleares, Bolivia, California, Chatham Is., Corse, Ethiopia, France, Great Britain, Korea, New Mexico, New South Wales, Portugal, Queensland, Sardegna, Sicilia, South Australia, Spain, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, Yugoslavia

    Gazania Gaertn. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 451 (1791)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Kirkia10: 95–99 (1975).
    • Roessler in Mitt. Bot. Staatss. Münch.3: 364 (1959)
    • Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 451 (1791), nom. conserv.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0