Dimorphotheca jucunda E.Phillips, 1936.;

by Gurcharan Singh (Id by J.M.Garg) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details,
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Osteospermum ecklonis (DC.) Norl.
A shrubby plant with oblong to oblanceolate, denticulate to remotely dentate-serrate leaves; heads 5-7 cm across; disc florets azure-blue, ray white to purple above, blue to violet beneath.

Photographed from California and Delhi.

Can it be Dimorphotheca jucunda as per http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantcd/dimorphjuc.htm ?

Agreed … Third photograph has both species O. ecklonis on right (disc azure blue, white florets), left O. jucundum with purple ray and disc. The Plant List places both under Osteospermum



Osteospermum jucundum from California-GSMAY2016/05 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Osteospermum jucundum (E. P. Phillips) Norl.
Osteospermum (some times merged with Dimorphotheca) is distinct in having pernennial plants often shrubby, disc florets sterile and style branches very short Dimorphotheca with usually tall annual herbs, disc florets fertile and style branches long.
O. ecklonis is a subshrub, 5-7 cm across heads with rays white purple beneath with often white margin, disc florets azure blue.
O. jucundum, perennial herbs, heads 5 cm across, ray florets pale red (cerise) paler beneath, disc florets dark purple.
Uploading O. jucundum from California

yes sometimes almost works like a tallish ground cover in colder times



Garden Flower For ID : California : 30NOV14 : AK-71 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Garden flower seen in Sacramento on 6/10/14.

Could be Osteospermum?

Osteospermum species so far in efi  

The plant uploaded seems Margarita africana earlier known as Osteospermum friticosa

Thanks for the id.

I think it should be Dimorphotheca jucunda as per
Thanks, … for pointing out. 

…, Thanks for the correction in id. I will correct my data.

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