Gerbera jamesonii

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Barberton daisy
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Mutisioideae
Tribe: Mutisieae
Genus: Gerbera
Species: G. jamesonii
Binomial name
Gerbera jamesonii
Bolus ex Hooker f.

Gerbera jamesonii is a species of flowering plant in the genus Gerbera. It is indigenous to South Eastern Africa and commonly known as the Barberton daisy,[1][2] the Transvaal daisy,[3] and as Barbertonse madeliefie in Afrikaans.

Description[edit]

The species is perennial and reproduces asexually. This plant produces tall colorful flowers in season. The flowers may be red, yellow, pink, or orange.[3]

History[edit]

G. jamesonii was first described by Robert Jameson in 1889 while exploring the Barberton area in the Lowveld region of Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. It was the first species of Gerbera to be the subject of a scientific description, studied by J.D. Hooker in Curtis's Botanical Magazine in 1889.

The flag and coat of arms of the Province of Mpumalanga include a depiction of this flower.[4]

Pathogens[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Gerbera.org - Official website of the Gerbera Association - established in Barberton.