8663.020 Gunillaea Thulin

Clarke, H. & Charters, M. (ed. Moll, E.) (2016) The Illustrated Dictionary of Southern African Plant Names Jacana Media, South Africa

Description of the genus

Annual herbs. Leaves alternate, sessile. Flowers ± actinomorphic. Calyx with 4-5 accrescent lobes. Corolla campanulate, 4-5-lobed. Ovary inferior, 2-locular. Style 2-lobed; 2 glands sometimes present at the base of the style-lobes. Capsule indehiscent. Seeds numerous, sometimes with hair-like projections.

Derivation of name: after Gunilla Thulin (1948-), wife of Swedish botanist Mats Thulin (1948-), who described the genus in 1974. (Clarke, Charters & Moll-Ed., 145, 2016).

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Gunillaea rhodesica

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
emirnensis (A. DC.) ThulinN,C,S
rhodesica (Adamson) ThulinN,W,SDescription, Image

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gunillaea
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Tropicos: Gunillaea
Wikipedia: Gunillaea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Gunillaea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1453, retrieved 21 April 2024

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