Gisekia pharnaceoides L.
var. pharnaceoides

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Gisekia pharnaceoides var. pharnaceoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka game reserve

Gisekia pharnaceoides var. pharnaceoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka Game Park

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Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Prostrate or procumbent, glabrous annual, usually somewhat fleshy herb. Stems up to 60 cm, sometimes tinged pink. Leaves variable, ranging from linear to oblanceolate-obovate. Inflorescences in small umbels. Flowers creamy-white to pinkish; stamens 5.
Notes: See G. africana for comparison.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A weed of cultivation, in open woodland and on river banks, often associated with sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tropical and South Africa, Mascarenes to India and Sri Lanka
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 29 March 2006

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978). Molluginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 523 - 525. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 278. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 76.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 195.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gisekia pharnaceoides
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gisekia pharnaceoides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gisekia pharnaceoides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Gisekia pharnaceoides
Tropicos: Gisekia pharnaceoides

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Gisekia pharnaceoides var. pharnaceoides., retrieved 26 March 2017

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