Species Gazania burchellii
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Commemorating William John Burchell (1781-1863), a 19th-century English explorer, British naturalist, traveller, artist and author. He discovered and documented many species during his travels through Southern Africa. He landed in Cape Town in 1810 and undertook many smaller trips. From 1811-1815 he covered over 7000km. He returned to England with over 50 000 plant specimens and published two volumes entitled Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa in 1822 and 1824.