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Arctotheca calendula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Arctotideae
Genus: Arctotheca

Arctotheca /ˌɑːrktˈθkə/[2] is a small genus of flowering plants in the aster family. They are annuals or perennials native to southern Africa. At least two species are widely naturalized elsewhere, including Europe, California, Argentina, and Australia.[3][4]

  1. Arctotheca calendula - Cape Provinces, Lesotho, KwaZulu-Natal
  2. Arctotheca forbesiana - Cape Provinces
  3. Arctotheca marginata - Cape Provinces
  4. Arctotheca populifolia - Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal
  5. Arctotheca prostrata - Cape Provinces


  1. ^ a b Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
  3. ^ Wendland, Johann Christoph. 1798. Botanische Beobachtungen 41
  4. ^ Tropicos, Arctotheca J.C. Wendl.

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