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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Gnaphalieae
Genus: Callilepis
Species: C. caerulea – C. corymbosa – C. lancifolia – C. laureola – C. leptophylla – C. normae – C. salicifolia
Source(s) of checklist:

Callilepis DC., 1836

Zoutpansbergia Hutch., 1946

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Southern Africa
Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Primary references

De Candolle, A.P. 1836. Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis, sive enumeratio contracta ordinum, generum, specierumque plantarum huc usque cognitarum, juxta methodi naturalis normas digesta. Pars 5: Sistens Calycereas et Compositarum tribus priores. 706 pp. Treuttel et Würtz, Parisiis [Paris]. BHL Reference page. : 5: 671


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Callilepis in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Sep 19. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Callilepis. Published online. Accessed: Sep 19 2020.
Tropicos.org 2020. Callilepis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Sep 19.
Catalogue of Life: 2020 Annual Checklist

Vernacular names

Callilepis is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family, Asteraceae. It is native to southern Africa.[2]


Callilepis caerulea – ox-eye daisy – Soutpansberg, Limpopo
Callilepis lancifolia – Limpopo
Callilepis laureola – ox-eye daisy, black-eyed susan, marguerite – Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Swaziland, Cape Province
Callilepis leptophylla – wild daisy – Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland
Callilepis salicifolia – Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland


Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
Marimuthoo, D. Callilepis laureola. South African National Biodiversity Institute.
Calliliepis. The Plant List.
Callilepis. Red List of South African Plants. South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).

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