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Species Information
 

plant/flowers    flowers    seedhead       
Gerbera ambigua (Cass.) Sch.Bip.
(name current 2016)
mabophe
sanama
(Gerbera krausii)
(Gerbera discolor)
(Gerbera kraussii)

Asteraceae

Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Schedule C
Medicinal

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Gerbera ambigua - Leaf-stalks up to 6 cm long, usually much less; blade broadly oval or rounded, blunt, often heart-shaped at base or joining stalk abruptly, margin slightly wavy, upper surface dark, thinly hairy, lower densely white-felted, up to 8 cm long X 4 cm wide. Flower-head on stalk up to 30 cm long, usually much shorter, up to 5 cm diam, usually less; involucral bracts very narrow, up to 2 cm long; ray-florets with narrow yellow corollas.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.


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