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African Daisy at Bywong, NSW

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Dimorphotheca ecklonis at Bywong, NSW - 23 Oct 2017
Dimorphotheca ecklonis at Bywong, NSW - 23 Oct 2017

Identification history

Daisy Dimorphotheca ecklonis 23 Oct 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Osteospermum ecklonis 23 Oct 2017 Varanus

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Author's notes

Plants of this species have previously been removed. Established on this site from fresh mulch from Mac's Reef tip placed on the roadside when roadworks were completed.

6 comments

MikeMultiple Significant Sightings - Mike has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - Mike has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - Mike joined us in 2014! wrote:
   23 Oct 2017
Once they have seeded it takes years to eliminate them, but not necessarily seven years weeding.
VaranusMultiple Significant Sightings - Varanus has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr! wrote:
   24 Oct 2017
Thanks, MichaelM. The old Osteospermum vs.Dimorphotheca discussion arises again. My understanding is that, at present, perennial forms are regarded as Osteospermum and annual species as Dimorphotheca. I am not concerned about which we call them on CNM, as even various herbaria do not seem to agree. This, however, is a perennial form, and therefore my original determination.
   26 Oct 2017
Thanks Geoff - I was doing no more than following the nomenclature of the Atlas of Living Australia. I think all our records are of the perennial form and I wasn't even aware that there is an annual form - will double check ALA treatment.
   26 Oct 2017
The Australian Plant Census regards the name Dimorphotheca ecklonis as a synonym of Osteospermum ecklonis. https://biodiversity.org.au/nsl/services/search?product=APNI&tree.id=3029293&name=Dimorphotheca+ec%25&inc._scientific=&inc.scientific=on&inc._cultivar=&inc._other=&max=100&display=apni&search=true
I don't bother with checking what ALA says. Thst site is linked to the Australian Virtual Herbarium, which can be months behind in changing plant names to accord with the APC.
MikeMultiple Significant Sightings - Mike has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - Mike has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - Mike joined us in 2014! wrote:
   26 Oct 2017
The South African National Biodiversity Institute says Dimorphotheca ecklonis was once called Osteospermum ecklonis. I can't recall where i have read it, but i thought Osteospermum was now a small genus of annuals. The APC tick is given against Dimorphotheca ecklonis.
   26 Oct 2017
You are right Mike. I misread the article I gave the link for.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.307938-35.185996
  • Altitude 758.0m
  • Places Bywong, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 20 Abundance
  • True In flower
  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant size
  • 23 Oct 2017 Recorded on
  • Varanus Recorded by

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