Taxon: Gazania rigens (L.) Gaertn.

Genus: Gazania
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Cichorioideae
Tribe: Arctotideae
Subtribe: Gorteriinae
Nomen number: 382
Place of publication: Fruct. sem. pl. 2:451. 1791
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 19-Jul-2013 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Jul-2013
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; F Zamb)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique
    • Southern Africa: South Africa Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape; Swaziland

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal Azores
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina La Pampa

  • Cultivated


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal Madeira Islands
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Italy Sardinia, Sicily
    • Southwestern Europe: Spain


  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. (F NZeal)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  • Foreman, D. B. & N. G. Walsh Flora of Victoria. (F Victoria)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. (L Aust)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. (F ConoSur)
  • Jessop, J. P. & H. R. Toelken, eds. Flora of South Australia, ed. 4. (F SAust)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)


Check other web resources for Gazania rigens (L.) Gaertn. :

  • Euro+Med Plantbase: Information Resource for Euro-Mediterranean Plant Diversity
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.