Gazania linearis

(Thunberg) Druce

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

Basionym: 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



Introduced; Calif., N.Mex., Africa.


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Alison McKenzie Mahoney +
(Thunberg) Druce +
Gorteria linearis +
Calif. +, N.Mex. +  and Africa. +
0–400(–900) m +
Roadsides, waste places, especially in urban coastal areas +
Flowering Oct–Jul. +
Rep. Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles +
Introduced +  and Illustrated +
Gazania longiscapa +
Gazania linearis +
species +