Gerbera jamesonii

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Gerbera jamesonii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Gerbera
G. jamesonii
Binomial name
Gerbera jamesonii

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.


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]


Gerbera 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]




  1. ^ "Gerbera jamesonii". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved October 7, 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Plants Profile for Gerbera jamesonii (Barberton daisy)".
  3. ^ a b Siyabona Africa
  4. ^ "Mpumalanga Province, South Africa".
  5. ^ Cristinzio, G; Camele, I.; Marcone, C (February 2006). "First report of Phytophthora tentaculata on gerbera in Italy [Campania]". AGRIS. Retrieved 2 April 2013. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

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