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Mana Pools, by main road to camp
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Description: Annual or perennial prostrate or procument herb. Stems up to 50 cm, fleshy, often tinged with red. Leaves variable, always long and narrow. Flowers in umbel-like groups, often many flowered, pale to deep pink; stamens 10-15.
Notes: This species is very similar to
G. pharnaceoides. It can be distinguished by the much larger number of stamens and the often unisexual flowers.
Derivation of specific name: africana: African
Habitat: In woodland, scrubland, riverine fringes and along roadsides, often in sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres)
Worldwide distribution: Widespread from tropical and southern Africa to Asia
Growth form: AP
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 10 November 2005
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Other sources of information about Gisekia africana: Flora of Mozambique
Gisekia africana African Plant Database
Gisekia africana Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Gisekia africana EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Gisekia africana ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Gisekia africana Flora Zambesiaca
Gisekia africana Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Gisekia africana IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Gisekia africana JSTOR Plant Science
Gisekia africana Kew Herbarium catalogue
Gisekia africana Tropicos
Gisekia africana West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Gisekia africana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122720, retrieved 26 May 2013
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