Arctotheca prostrata

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Arctotheca prostrata


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids II
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Cichorioideae
Tribus: Arctotideae
Subtribus: Arctotidinae
Genus: Arctotheca
Species: Arctotheca prostrata


Arctotheca prostrata (Salisb.) Britten (1916)


  • Basionym
    • Arctotis prostrata Salisb., Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton 210. 1796.
  • Heterotypic
    • Arctotheca grandiflora Schrad., Ind. Sem. Hort. Goett. 1. 1832.
    • Arctotheca hirta Schrad. ex Steud. Nomencl. Bot., ed. 2, 1: 120. 1840.
    • Arctotheca repens J.C.Wendl., Beobacht. 41. 1798.
    • Arctotis interrupta Thunb., Arctotis 12. 1799.
    • Arctotis repens Jacq., Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 3: 31. 1798.
    • Arctotis reptans Jacq., Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 3: 69, t. 382. 1798, nom. illeg.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental:Africa
    • Regional:Southern Africa
      • South Africa (Cape Prov.), Namibia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Vernacular names[edit]

English: Prostrate Cape weed, Creeping Bear's-ear
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