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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Calenduleae[1]
Genus: Oligocarpus
  • Osteospermum sect. Oligocarpus (Less.) Norl.

Oligocarpus is a genus of plants in the pot marigold tribe within the sunflower family, native to Southern Africa.[2]

This genus was separated from Osteospermum in 1999 after a phylogenetic study determined the group was distinct from other Osteospermum species.[3][4]

  1. Oligocarpus burchellii (Hook.f.) B.Nord.
  2. Oligocarpus calendulaceus (L.f.) Less.
formerly included[1]

Oligocarpus acanthospermus (DC.) Bolus - Osteospermum acanthospermum (DC.) Norl.


  1. ^ a b c d Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist, search for Oligocarpus
  2. ^ Lessing, Christian Friedrich. 1832. Synopsis Generum Compositarum Earumque Dispositionis Novae Tentamen Monographiis Multarum Capensium Interjectis page 90
  3. ^ Nordenstam, B. and Trift, I. (1999) A phylogenetic Study of the Calenduleae (Asteraceae), XVI International Botanical Congress Session 3.9.6: 3885
  4. ^ The International Plant Names Index