Arctotheca calendula (L.) Levyns

Common name

English: Capeweed

German: Kap-L├Âwenzahn

Portuguese: Erva-Gorda


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Asterales (210)

        Family: Asteraceae (209) (family description)

          Genus: Arctotheca (1)

           Epithet: calendula (L.) Levyns (1)

Synonyms: Arctotheca calendulacea (L.) K.Lewin, Arctotis calendula L., Cryptostemma calendulaceum (L.) R. Br.

calendula => refers to the species' resemblance to the marigold genus Calendula

calendulacea => resembling the marigold genus Calendula

calendulaceum => resembling the marigold genus Calendula


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: xerophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Arctotheca calendula at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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