Osteospermum spinescens

Thunberg

Prodr. Pl. Cap., 166. 1800.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 383.

Shrubs, 10–30+ cm (stems becoming thorns). Leaf-blades cuneate to clavate, 3–12 (–20+) × 1–4+ mm, margins entire or distally toothed [lobed], faces ± arachnose, glabrescent, often ± stipitate-glandular distally. Peduncles 5–15+ mm. Phyllaries 5–8 (–12+), 4–8 mm (margins and tips often stipitate-glandular). Ray-florets 5–8 (–13+); corollas yellow to orange, laminae 4–8 (–15+) mm. Disc-florets 12–20+; corollas yellow to orange, 3–4 mm. Cypselae 8–10 mm (usually 3-winged). 2n = 20.


Phenology: Flowering Mar.
Habitat: Disturbed places
Elevation: 1800 m

Distribution

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Introduced; N.Mex., Africa

Discussion

As of 2003, Osteospermum spinescens is known in the flora from a single plant that has persisted near Silver City for at least five years.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"broader" is not a number.

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scarious +
ovate +  and deltate +
penicillate +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
John L. Strother +
Thunberg +
decurrent +
compound +  and simple +
oblong;oblanceolate lanceolate or linear +
tuberculate +
discernible +
zygomorphic +, actinomorphic +  and (3-)5-merous +
yellow +  and orange +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
tuberculate +
ridged +, triquetrous-prismatic +  and clavate +
fertile +  and bisexual +
N.Mex. +  and Africa +
1800 m +
stipitate-glandular +, glabrescent +  and arachnose +
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 +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
less oblongelliptic +  and oblanceolate +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
petiolate +  and sessile +
opposite +  and alternate +
deltate +
dentate +  and entire +
toothed +  and entire +
2-carpellate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Flowering Mar. +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
Prodr. Pl. Cap., +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
exalbuminous +
appendaged +  and truncate +
papillate +
Compositae +
Osteospermum spinescens +
Osteospermum +
species +
campanulate +