Gazania krebsiana Less.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia to S. Africa. It is used as animal food and a medicine and has environmental uses.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Colombian departments: Bogotá DC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: artificial - terrestrial.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
A tufted scapose perennial herb 6–30 cm. tall; rootstock woody with 1-several abbreviated apical underground branches, or stolons bearing leaf tufts, roots numerous fibrous to thong-like.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves few to numerous, densely crowded, all undivided or some pinnatifid, 3–30 x 0.15–0.8 cm., filiform to linear or linear-oblanceolate, narrowly tapering below before widening briefly and ± stem sheathing at the base, acute to subacute, margins ± strongly revolute and barbellate to pilose-ciliate; upper surface glabrescent or sometimes with a few short scattered bristles; lower surface whitish felted-tomentose except for the midrib.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scapes 1-many, 3–18 cm. tall, simple, tomentellous soon glabrescent, naked or with a few linear bracts.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary; involucres 10–15 x 6–10 mm., narrowly campanulate to ± obconic, connate for half or more of the length, free parts of the phyllaries 2–3-seriate at the rim of the fused portion, absent from the sides or with a few scattered there; free parts of outer phyllaries strap-shaped, mostly 3–6 mm. long but up to c. 15 mm. long when arising from near the base of the involucre, usually spinose-denticulate on the margins; free parts of inner phyllaries ± triangular, 3–8 mm. long, obtuse or acuminate, the innermost usually with broadly membranous margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle shallowly alveolate.
Ray
Rays yellow, often with a greenish or reddish band outside, ascending-erect, 14–28 mm. long, linear-oblanceolate or oblanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disk-florets numerous; corollas yellow, 6–10 mm. long, ± shallowly-lobed; achenes 2.5–4 mm. long, narrowly subfusiform-turbinate, obscurely c. 10-ribbed, glandular, densely long-sericeous with the hairs hiding the pappus; pappus 2-seriate of subequal accrescent scale-like setae 4–6 mm. long, the setae developing a somewhat thickened stalk-like base and narrowly hyaline lateral wings which taper into a fine apex, the outer series briefly connate at the base, the inner free. Rays yellow, often with a greenish or reddish band outside, ascending-erect, 14–28 mm. long, linear-oblanceolate or oblanceolate.
Disc
Disk-florets numerous; corollas yellow, 6–10 mm. long, ± shallowly-lobed; achenes 2.5–4 mm. long, narrowly subfusiform-turbinate, obscurely c. 10-ribbed, glandular, densely long-sericeous with the hairs hiding the pappus; pappus 2-seriate of subequal accrescent scale-like setae 4–6 mm. long, the setae developing a somewhat thickened stalk-like base and narrowly hyaline lateral wings which taper into a fine apex, the outer series briefly connate at the base, the inner free.

[UPFC]
Use Animal Food
Used as animal food.
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

Native to:

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

Gazania krebsiana Less. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1958 Cooper, T. [417], South Africa K000307451 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1958 Cooper, T. [417], South Africa K000307452 Unknown type material Yes
Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000307456 Unknown type material Yes
Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000307457 Yes
Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000307458 Yes

First published in Syn. Gen. Compos.: 44 (1832)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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