Geigeria acaulis (Sch. Bip.) Benth. & Hook. ex Oliv. & Hiern

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Geigeria acaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Tuli to Hwali Business Centre

Geigeria acaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Tuli to Hwali Business Centre

Geigeria acaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Tuli to Hwali Business Centre

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Status: Native
Description:
Stemless perennial herb, up to c. 12 cm tall. Leaves basal, subsessile, narrowly oblanceolate, up to 8 × 1 cm, densely covered in grey-white woolly hairs, particularly near the base; apex often mucronate. Capitula sessile, solitary in the basal leaf axils, c. 0.7 cm in diameter, light yellow. Involucral bracts 2-3-seriate, subequal, lanceolate, c. 6 mm long. Ligules on the ray-florets c. 5 mm long, oblanceolate, tubular near the base, 3-dentate at the apex.
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Derivation of specific name: acaulis: without a stem
Habitat: In poor rocky or sandy shallow soils, often as a pioneer.
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Worldwide distribution: Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda in the North-east; Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, South Africa in the south.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Images last updated: Sunday 30 March 2008
Literature:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 25.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 34.

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Page 56.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Geigeria acaulis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160090, retrieved 7 December 2016

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