Gazania rigens (L.) Gaertn.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Northern Prov. to KwaZulu-Natal. It is has environmental uses.

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

Morphology General Habit
A shortly trailing perennial herb from a woody taproot.
Morphology Stem
Stems 1-several, usually decumbent, often ± stoloniferous up to c. 40 cm. long and 4–6 mm. in diam., or suberect to c. 30 cm. tall, simple or branched, ± uniformly leafy, glabrous or ± araneose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves leathery, mostly 3–11(15) x 0.4–2.3 cm., lanceolate or obovate-lanceolate, tapering-attenuate petiole-like below and stem-clasping at the base, mostly simple sometimes pinnatisect with 1–2 lobes on each side, apices acute or subobtuse, margins somewhat revolute, entire; upper surface glabrous or thinly araneose; lower surface whitish felted-tomentose except for the midrib.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula usually solitary and mostly axillary on upper stem and branches; capitula stalks 4–15 cm. long, naked or sometimes bracteate, glabrous or araneose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres 10–15 x 8–15 mm., narrowly campanulate, connate in the lower two-thirds.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries several-seriate and longest towards the inside, free parts 5–10 mm. long, the outer usually strap-shaped and often felted-tomentose outside, the inner triangular and ± attenuate at the apex, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle alveolae walls c. 0.5 mm. high, membranous.
Ray
Rays yellow, ascending-erect, 14–25 mm. long, linear-oblanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disk-florets numerous; corollas yellow, 5–6 mm. long; achenes 3–5 mm. long, narrowly subfusiform-turbinate, obscurely 10–12-ribbed, densely long-sericeous with the hairs hiding the pappus; pappus 2-seriate of subequal accrescent scale-like setae 2–5 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, ascending-erect, 14–25 mm. long, linear-oblanceolate.
Disc
Disk-florets numerous; corollas yellow, 5–6 mm. long; achenes 3–5 mm. long, narrowly subfusiform-turbinate, obscurely 10–12-ribbed, densely long-sericeous with the hairs hiding the pappus; pappus 2-seriate of subequal accrescent scale-like setae 2–5 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]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Colombian departments: Bogotá DC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, shrubland, artificial - terrestrial.

[UPFC]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Introduced into:

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

Gazania rigens (L.) Gaertn. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000307421 isotype Yes
Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000307422 isotype Yes
Burchell [6253], South Africa K000307423 Yes
Burchell [6254], South Africa K000307424 Yes

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

Accepted by

  • Ghafoor, A. & al. (2021). Flora of Pakistan 224: 1-310. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A., Edmondson, J.R. & Hind, D.J.N. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Iraq 6: 1-458. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
  • Urziceanu, M. & al. (2020). Updated list of non-native ornamental plants in Romania Contributii Botanice Universitatea "Babes-Bolyai" din Cluj-Napoca 55: 59-82.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Urziceanu, M. & al. (2020). Updated list of non-native ornamental plants in Romania Contributii Botanice Universitatea "Babes-Bolyai" din Cluj-Napoca 55: 59-82.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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  • GBIF.org (2021). GBIF species matching tool. https://www.gbif.org/tools/species-lookup
  • GRIN (2021). Germplasm Resources Information Network from the United States Department of Agriculture. https://www.ars-grin.gov/

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