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Cape Daisy

Osteospemum

Description:

The genus consists of annual and perennial herbaceous plants, and evergreen shrubs half, reaching the heights of growth between 12 and 50 cm and crawling to grow upright. The usually alternate or opposite leaves standing leaves are simple or pinnate. The leaf margin is smooth or lobed. Singly or in loose, doldigen, doldentraubigen or paniculate inflorescences are total basket-like inflorescences. The circular flower heads containing tongues and tubular flowers. There are a present to five rows of bracts. The female, zygomorphic ray florets (also called ray florets) are usually yellow or orange-yellow, sometimes white, pink or purple.

Habitat:

Of the approximately 45 species of Osteospermum are about 35 from South Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, more species are found in tropical Africa, on St. Helena and in Somalia.

Notes:

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Benno Ibold
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Benno Ibold

Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia

Spotted on Jul 10, 2014
Submitted on Jul 30, 2014

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