8735.000 Gutenbergia Sch. Bip.

Wild, H. & Pope, G.V. (1977) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 7. Vernonieae (excluding Vernonia). Kirkia 10(2) 339-384

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, bearing indumentum of short-stalked, long-armed, symmetrical T-shaped hairs. Leaves opposite, alternate or opposite below and alternate above, simple; green above, white-arachnoid-felted beneath; base often cordate or semi-amplexicaul. Capitula laxly arranged in corymb-like cymes or in small clusters, homogamous, discoid. Phyllaries in 2-many series, imbricate. Corolla purple to mauve, 5-lobed. Pappus (in ours) 0 or composed of a few sparse caducous setae.Similar to Vernonia, but Gutenbergia spp. have a white underside to the leaves and the pappus is either 0 or poorly developed.

Worldwide: 25 species in tropical Africa.

Zimbabwe: 7 taxa.

Gutenbergia cordifolia var. marginata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adenocarpa Wech.N
cordifolia Benth. ex Oliv. var. marginata (O. Hoffm.) C. JeffreyEDescription, Image
eylesii (S. Moore) Wild & G.V. Pope subsp. eylesii N,C,EDescription, Image
kassneri S. MooreN
leiocarpa O. Hoffm.N,C,EDescription, Image
polycephala Oliv. & HiernN,W,C
westii (Wild) Wild & G.V. Pope[NrEnd]EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Gutenbergia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Gutenbergia
Flora of Malawi: Gutenbergia
Flora of Mozambique: Gutenbergia
Flora of Zambia: Gutenbergia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gutenbergia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gutenbergia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gutenbergia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Gutenbergia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Gutenbergia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gutenbergia
JSTOR Plant Science: Gutenbergia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gutenbergia
Plants of the World Online: Gutenbergia
Tropicos: Gutenbergia
Wikipedia: Gutenbergia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Gutenbergia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1461, retrieved 2 December 2023

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