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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Hirpicium

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Arctoteae

The 12 species are native to southern and tropical Africa, of which nine occur in southern Africa.  

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Hirpicium alienatum

Haarbos, Meerjarige Gousblom [Afrikaans]

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 178; Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 190; Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 164.

Hirpicium armerioides (Mountain Gerbera)

Skynloodkruid [Afrikaans]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 220.

Hirpicium bechuanense


Hirpicium echinus

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 178.

Hirpicium gazanioides


Hirpicium gorterioides


Hirpicium gracile

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Hirpicium integrifolium


Hirpicium linearifolium



  • Roessler, H. 1959. Revision der Arctotideae - Gorteriinae (Compositae). Mitteilungen der Botanischen Staatssammlung München 3: 71-500.