Osteospermum ecklonis

(de Candolle) Norlindh

Stud. Calenduleae, 244. 1943.

IntroducedIllustrated
Basionym: Dimorphotheca ecklonis de Candolle in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 6: 71. 1838
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 383.

Perennials, subshrubs, or shrubs, 10–100+ cm. Leaf-blades obovate or oblong to elliptic or oblanceolate, 30–50 (–100+) × 10–20 (–40+) mm, margins entire or denticulate, faces stipitate-glandular (at least distal leaves), glabrescent. Peduncles (25–) 50–150+ mm. Phyllaries 12–16+, 10–15+ mm. Ray-florets 12–21+; corollas abaxially usually violet to blue or purplish, sometimes cream to pink or salmon, adaxially whitish to blue or purplish, laminae (15–) 20–45+ mm. Disc-florets 40–60+; corollas ± purplish, 3.5–4.5 mm. Cypselae 6–7 mm. 2n = 20.


Phenology: Flowering Dec–Apr.
Habitat: Disturbed places
Elevation: 0–200 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Calif., Africa

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"broader" is not a number.

... more about "Osteospermum ecklonis"
scarious +
ovate +  and deltate +
penicillate +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
John L. Strother +
(de Candolle) Norlindh +
decurrent +
Dimorphotheca ecklonis +
compound +  and simple +
oblong;oblanceolate lanceolate or linear +
tuberculate +
discernible +
zygomorphic +, actinomorphic +  and (3-)5-merous +
purplish +, cream +  and pink or salmon adaxially whitish +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
tuberculate +
ridged +, triquetrous-prismatic +  and clavate +
fertile +  and bisexual +
Calif. +  and Africa +
0–200 m +
glabrescent +  and stipitate-glandular +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
Disturbed places +
indeterminate +
heterogamous +
each +  and sessile +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
campanulate;hemispheric +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
less oblongelliptic +  and oblanceolate +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br />) +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
petiolate +  and sessile +
opposite +  and alternate +
deltate +
dentate +  and entire +
denticulate +  and entire +
2-carpellate +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
Flowering Dec–Apr. +
12 +  and 16 +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Stud. Calenduleae, +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
exalbuminous +
Introduced +  and Illustrated +
appendaged +  and truncate +
papillate +
Compositae +
Osteospermum ecklonis +
Osteospermum +
species +
campanulate +
shrub +  and subshrub +