Taxon: Dimorphotheca tragus (Aiton) DC.

Genus: Dimorphotheca
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Asteroideae
      Tribe: Calenduleae
Nomen number: 409357
Place of publication: Prodr. 6:71. 1837
Name Verified on: 04-Dec-2014 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Dec-2014
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard, as Castalis tragus; Hortus 3, as Castalis tragus)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Northern Cape, - Western Cape

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Manning, J. & P. Goldblatt 2012. Plants of the greater Cape floristic region. 1: The core Cape flora (Strelitzia) 29:795.


Check other web resources for Dimorphotheca tragus (Aiton) DC. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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.


  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image