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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.
Arctotis arctotoides

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial or annual herbs, araneose-lanate or glandular, often acaulescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or radical, entire to lyrate-pinnatifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula heterogamous radiate, solitary, large and many-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries free, many-seriate, scarious-hyaline on the margins, the outer phyllaries usually with apical appendages.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle flat, fimbrilliferous-alveolate with walls produced into setae.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disk-florets hermaphrodite, numerous, sometimes central florets functionally male; corollas infundibuliform, regularly 5-lobed; anther bases entire or shortly sagittate; style branches thickened-connate nearly to the apex. Ray-florets female, sometimes neuter, uniseriate; rays strap-shaped, 3-denticulate; staminodes sometimes present; style branches free and lanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes cylindric-turbinate, ribbed or winged, with the lateral wings folding to form 2 linear chambers on one side, sometimes transversally rugose on the other side, with or without a basal coma of long hairs, otherwise villous or glabrous; pappus c. 2-seriate of delicate hyaline scales, the inner pappus of 5–10 scales equalling the achene in length, the outer pappus smaller.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Assam, Brazil South, California, Ethiopia, France, Guatemala, Jawa, Madeira, Mauritius, Myanmar, New South Wales, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Uruguay, Victoria, Western Australia

Arctotis L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 922 (1753)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Beauverd in Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, sér. 2, 7: 41 (1915).
  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 394 (1754).
  • Lewin in Fedde, Repert., Beih. XI: 54 (1922).
  • Sp. Pl. 2: 922 (1753)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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