1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Gazania Gaertn.
      1. Gazania rigens (L.) Gaertn.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    A shortly trailing perennial herb from a woody taproot.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Involucre
    Involucres 10–15 x 8–15 mm., narrowly campanulate, connate in the lower two-thirds.
    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.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle alveolae walls c. 0.5 mm. high, membranous.
    Ray
    Rays yellow, ascending-erect, 14–25 mm. long, linear-oblanceolate.
    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.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces

    Introduced into:

    Azores, Baleares, Bolivia, Chatham Is., Corse, France, Great Britain, Korea, New South Wales, Portugal, Queensland, 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
    Burchell [6253], South Africa K000307423
    Burchell [6254], South Africa K000307424
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000307421 isotype
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000307422 isotype

    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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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