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Caputia tomentosa

Walker, Colin; Smith, G.F.; Crouch, N.R. and Condy, Gillian (2019). Caputia tomentosa. Flowering Plants of Africa, 66 pp. 168–178.

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Caputia, a genus belonging to the daisy family, the Asteraceae, consists of just five species of succulents confined to South Africa and Swaziland. Caputia tomentosa (formerly Kleinia tomentosa or Senecio haworthii) is unique in the genus in having dense silvery-white persistent tomentum and disciform capitula (inflorescences). Its very long and complex taxonomic and nomenclatural history are outlined. Its habitat, natural distribution, ecology and cultivation are discussed, accompanied by a full description and specially commissioned reproduction of a watercolour painting.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 by South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
ISSN: 0015-4504
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Keywords: Caputia tomentosa; Asteraceae; South African botanical art
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 62744
Depositing User: Colin Walker
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2019 08:14
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 16:27
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