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Habit: Perennial herb [annual, shrub], generally cespitose; juice milky. Leaf: basal [cauline], margin +- entire to dentate or pinnately lobed. Inflorescence: scapose; heads radiate, showy, 1; phyllaries in 2--4 series, fused proximally; receptacle conic or convex, pitted, epaleate. Ray Flower: sterile; ray yellow or orange, variously marked, closing in shade and at night; style 0. Disk Flower: corolla generally yellow or +- orange; anther base minutely sagittate, tip ovate-triangular; style slender proximally, thickened distally to a minutely hairy node, branches minute. Fruit: obovoid, long-hairy; pappus of slender scales +- hidden by hairs.
Species In Genus: +- 20 species: especially southern Africa. Etymology: (Greek: riches or royal treasure, or for Theodorus of Gaza, died 1478, translator of Theophrastus' works) Note: Local, not naturalized populations may be other species of Gazania or hybrid cultivars involving Gazania krebsiana Less.
eFlora Treatment Author: Alison M. Mahoney, Robert J. McKenzie, & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Gamochaeta ustulata
Next taxon: Gazania linearis
Citation for this treatment: Alison M. Mahoney, Robert J. McKenzie, & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Gazania, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=446, accessed on December 07, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 07, 2016.