Gazania pavonia R.Br.


Family: Compositae

Genus: Gazania

History: 

Published in Hortus Kew. (W.T. Aiton), ed. 2. 5: 140 in 1813.

Synonym of Gazania rigens (L.) Gaertn. 1791.

Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 35 in 1815.

From Bot. Reg. The genus was founded under its present name by Gaertner, by detaching from Gorteria its well-known rigens; and has been since judiciously adopted by Mr. Brown, in the late edition of the Hortus Kewensis, where two other species have been added, of which the present is one.

The subject of the present article is from the Cape of Good Hope, where it was collected by Mr. Niven, for Mr. Hibbert's late botanic establishment at Clapham, about the year 1804. The specific name seems to have been suggested by some resemblance in the colour of the ray to that of the corolla of the Tigridia pavonia.

Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:

Gorteria pavonia Andrews - also a synonym of Gazania rigens


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