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Taxon: Felicia amelloides (L.) Voss

Genus: Felicia
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae)
Nomen number: 401673
Place of publication: Vilm. Blumengärtn. ed. 3, 1:472. 1894 "amellodes"
Name verified on: 21-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 25-Feb-2002
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • blue daisy   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • blue marguerite   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • marguerite du Cap   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French
  • blaue Kapaster   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • margarida-azul   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • kapaster   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional range:

    Southern Africa: South Africa - Eastern Cape, Western Cape

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Felicia amelloides (L.) Voss:

  • 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.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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