Gazania linearis

(Thunberg) Druce

Rep. Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 4: 624. 1917

Basionyms: Gorteria linearis Thunberg Prodr. Pl. Cap., 162. 1800
Synonyms: Gazania longiscapa de Candolle
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 197.
Stems sometimes proximally woody. Leaves mostly basal; blades either linear to lanceolate and not lobed, 10–20(–38) cm × 6–10 mm, or oblanceolate to oblong and pinnately lobed, 10–20 cm × 25–50 mm, or both; bases usually attenuate, margins usually entire, sometimes ± prickly, revolute, midveins prominent, abaxial faces white-villous, adaxial faces glabrate to arachnose. Heads 3.5–8 cm diam. (across rays). Peduncles scapiform, (6–)10–30(–35) cm. Phyllaries: outer lanceolate, margins prickly-ciliate; the inner with margins undulate, ciliate, with ± submarginal dark stripe, cuspidate. Ray florets 13–18; corolla laminae yellow or orange, usually each with dark abaxial stripe and adaxial basal blotch or spot, (20–)35–42 × 10 mm. Cypselae 1–2 mm; pappi of 7–8 scales 3–4 mm.

Phenology: Flowering Oct–Jul.
Habitat: Roadsides, waste places, especially in urban coastal areas
Elevation: 0–400(–900) m



Calif., N.Mex., Africa.




Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Gazania linearis"
AuthorAlison McKenzie Mahoney +
Authority(Thunberg) Druce +
BasionymsGorteria linearis +
DistributionCalif. +, N.Mex. + and Africa. +
Elevation0–400(–900) m +
HabitatRoadsides, waste places, especially in urban coastal areas +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
Introducedtrue +
PhenologyFlowering Oct–Jul. +
Publication titleRep. Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles +
Publication year1917 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V19-20-21/V19 230.xml +
SynonymsGazania longiscapa +
Taxon familyAsteraceae +
Taxon nameGazania linearis +
Taxon parentGazania +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 19 +