Gazania krebsiana Less.

First published in Syn. Gen. Compos.: 44 (1832)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Zambia to S. Africa. It is has environmental uses and as animal food and a medicine.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

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

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.
[FZ]

Uses

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

Sources

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    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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