9090.000 Geigeria Griess.

Wild, H. (1980) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) 23-113

Description of the genus

Rosulate stemless herbs, small shrubs or suffrutices. Leaves alternate or subopposite above, usually gland-pitted. Capitula terminal and solitary or aggregated, or in the leaf axils or forks of the branches, heterogamous; ray florets female with yellow ligules, or 0; disk florets bisexual, yellow, ± tubular. Phyllaries in 3-7 series. Receptacular scales present, deeply fimbriate (in ours). Achenes subturbinate, hairy. Pappus composed of 10-20 hyaline scales in 2 series.

Derivation of name: after Philipp Lorenz Geiger, a German professor of pharmacy at Heidelberg University.

Worldwide: 28 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 10 taxa.

Geigeria filifolia

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acaulis (Sch. Bip.) Benth. & Hook. ex Oliv. & HiernSDescription, Image
affinis S.MooreW
africana Griess. subsp. ornativa (O. Hoffm.) Merxm.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
burkei Harv. subsp. burkei var. zeyheri (Harv.) Merxm.N,W,SDescription, Image
burkei Harv. subsp. orientalis WildE
filifolia Mattf.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
schinzii O. Hoffm. subsp. orientalis WildE
schinzii O. Hoffm. subsp. rhodesiana (S.Moore) Merxm.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
schinzii O. Hoffm. subsp. schinzii W,C,S
schinzii O. Hoffm. subsp. sebungweensis Wild[End][VU]NDescription

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Geigeria

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: Geigeria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1508, retrieved 5 October 2022

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