Gerbera crocea is a tufted perennial to 40cm with a rosette of petiolate, lance-shaped to elliptical leaves that are hairless to sparsely cobwebby beneath, their margins lightly toothed and rolled under.
Heads 12-23 mm long, 20-35 mm wide. Ray florets are very variable in color: pink or white, sometimes mauve, crimson, maroon, cream, reddish, magenta, purplish or yellowish-purple, in other cases white above, red-maroon to brownish-coppery below, or pinkish to mauve above, darker below. Disc florets reported as yellow or purple, tube 4-8 mm long, limbs 2.5-3.5 mm long.
Gerbera crocea flowers throughout the year but mainly from October to January.
Gerbera crocea can be found from the Cape Peninsula and eastwards to around Montagu and Bredasdorp -and as far northwards – as around Clanwilliam.
They are mainly found on hills and slopes, in stony and rocky, sandy soil, often on recently burnt ground, rarely in moist habitats; quite common.
- Location: Durbanville Nature Reserve, Durbanville, South Africa
- Date Taken: 2020-10-25
- Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
- Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm 3-5.6 IS
- Exposure Program: Manual
- Image Quality: RAW
- F-Stop: f/7.1
- Exposure Time: 1/250 sec
- ISO Speed: ISO-100
- Focal Length: 200 mm
- Metering Mode: Spot Metering
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop CS6
- Photographer: Coreen Kuhn
- Information: Field Guide to Fynbos by John Manning
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