5836.000 Gunnera L.

Description of the genus

Perennial rhizomatous herbs. Leaves large, palmately-nerved, arising from the rhizome and borne on long petioles.. Inflorescence composed of spikes borne on a scape which arises from the rhizome. Flowers bisexual or unisexual. Calyx lobes 0, 2(-3), minute. Petals 2, alternating with calyx lobes. Stamens and styles 2. Fruit a drupelet.

Worldwide: c. 40 species, widespread, mostly southern hemisphere.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Gunnera perpensa

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perpensa L.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Gunnera:

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Flora of Botswana: Gunnera
Flora of Malawi: Gunnera
Flora of Mozambique: Gunnera
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Gunnera

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gunnera
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gunnera
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Gunnera
Wikipedia: Gunnera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gunnera
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gunnera

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Gunnera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1029, retrieved 27 November 2022

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