Gerbera was taken from the name
Gerber, a German doctor who was a friend of .
The species name Gerbera jamesonii ( Carolus Linnaeus Barberton
daisy) is taken from the name of a plant collector named
who discovered this plant in the Transvaal province, Robert Jameson . South Africa
Gerbera consists of around 2,000 cultivars with flowers that have a variety of shapes and sizes between 5-12 cm in diameter. Gerbera flower has a large capitulum which is the base of two layers of crown leaves (called floret ray) with long, colorful shapes: orange, yellow, pink, red, white, pink salmon, and purple. The hump section also consists of hundreds of small flowers (crossed
trans and crossed discs) so that it looks
like a whole flower. In the middle of the hump it is sometimes dark. At the
same flower color differences are often found on the crown leaves.
Gerbera began to be cultivated at the end of the 19th century in
England by ,
a curator at the Cambridge Botanical Gardens, Richard Lynch . The crossing of two
species originating from South Africa Gerbera jamesonii and Gerbera viridifolia
produced Gerbera hybrida. Most of the Gerbera jamesonii and Gerbera viridifolia
cultivars that are traded today are the result of crosses from the descendants
of two Gerbera jamesonii species. England