Geigeria schinzii O. Hoffm.
subsp. rhodesiana (S.Moore) Merxm.

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Geigeria schinzii subsp. rhodesiana

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Geigeria schinzii subsp. rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa Rd, N of Harare

Geigeria schinzii subsp. rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa Rd, N of Harare

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Synonyms: Geigeria pubescens S. Moore
Geigeria randii S. Moore
Geigeria rhodesiana S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Robust perennial herb, up to 1 m. Stems winged and angular, especially above. Leaves along the stem but concentrated and subopposite near the ends of stems and branches, narrowly oblanceolate-oblong, scaberulous; margin sparsely dentate or subentire. Capitula solitary in the axils of the upper leaves and clustered at the ends of branches, 1-1.5 cm in diameter, bright yellow. Ray-florets female, 3-dentate at the apex.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In Miombo woodland and grassland, particularly around vleis and seasonal pans.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola and Caprivi, eastwards to Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 3 September 2006

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 213. (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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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 schinzii subsp. rhodesiana., retrieved 26 October 2016

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