Osteospermum muricatum E.Mey. ex DC.
subsp. muricatum

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Osteospermum muricatum subsp. muricatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Mutare Rd, Msasa

Osteospermum muricatum subsp. muricatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Mutare Rd, Msasa

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Common names:
Strongly aromatic perennial herb or much-branched subshrub, up to 60 cm. Plants covered in sticky glandular hairs. Leaves grey-green, with pinnatefid pointed lobes. Flower heads solitary at the ends of branches, yellow.
Derivation of specific name: muricatum: muricate (rough, with sharp tubercles or protuberances)
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
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Botswana distribution:
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Insects associated with this species: Rhodogastria amasis (Food plant)
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 27. As Osteospermum muricatum longiradiatum

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 142. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 27.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 36.

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Flora of Zambia: Osteospermum muricatum subsp. muricatum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Osteospermum muricatum subsp. muricatum

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Osteospermum muricatum subsp. muricatum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=161680, retrieved 17 June 2024

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