8919.000 Felicia Cass.

Grau, J. & Lippert, W. (1980) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 11. Astereae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) 1-14

Description of the genus

Low shrubs, perennial or annual herbs, often resiniferous. Leaves alternate or rarely opposite, sometimes fasciculate, simple, often linear or lanceolate. Capitula heterogamous, radiate; usually with ray florets female and disk florets bisexual. Phyllaries 3-4-seriate. Rays (in our area) white to pale mauve, or yellow. Achenes flat, ± obovate, with two lateral ribs. Pappus 1-seriate, of numerous hairs or bristles, normally of equal length, dentate to barbellate.

Derivation of name: for Fortunate Bartolomeo de Felice 1723-1789, Italian-Swiss philosopher and scientist.

Worldwide: 83 species, mainly South Africa, with a few extending to tropical Africa and Arabia.

Botswana: 7 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
anthemidodes (Hiern) MendonçaN,SW
bechuanica Mattf.SE
clavipilosa Grau subsp. clavipilosa Description, Image
clavipilosa Grau subsp. transvaalensis GrauSEDescription, Image
mossamedensis (Hiern) MendonçaDescription, Image
muricata (Thunb.) Nees subsp. cinerascens GrauSW,SE
muricata (Thunb.) Nees subsp. muricata SW,SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Felicia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Felicia
Flora of Malawi: Felicia
Flora of Mozambique: Felicia
Flora of Zambia: Felicia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Felicia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Felicia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Felicia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Felicia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Felicia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Felicia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Felicia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Felicia
JSTOR Plant Science: Felicia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Felicia
Plants of the World Online: Felicia
Tropicos: Felicia
Wikipedia: Felicia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Felicia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1476, retrieved 31 May 2023

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