Geigeria burkei Harv.
subsp. burkei
var. zeyheri (Harv.) Merxm.

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Geigeria burkei subsp. burkei var. zeyheri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Geigeria burkei subsp. burkei var. zeyheri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Geigeria burkei subsp. burkei var. zeyheri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

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Synonyms: Geigeria protensa Harv. var. pubigera S. Moore
Geigeria zeyheri Harv.
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, up to 40 cm tall. Stems simple or branched, purplish. Leaves alternate, linear-oblanceolate, up to 7 × 0.3cm; margins entire or slightly toothed, often rolled under. Capitula solitary at the ends or in the forks of branches, up to 1.5 cm in diameter, bright yellow. Involucral bracts c. 5-seriate; outer short, ovate, inner up to 9 mm long, linear. Ligules on ray-florets narrowly oblong, very shortly 3-dentate at the apex.
Derivation of specific name: burkei: named after Josheph Burke (1812-1873), Botanical and zoological collector, who worked for Lord Delby.
Habitat: In grassland or open deciduous woodland, mostly in sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa as far as KwaZulu-Natal.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,S
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Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 137. (Includes a picture).

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


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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Geigeria burkei
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Tropicos: Geigeria burkei

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: Geigeria burkei subsp. burkei var. zeyheri., retrieved 18 December 2017

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