9528.000 Gerbera Cass.

PILOSELLOIDES (Less.) C. Jeffrey

Wild, H. (1972) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 3. Mutisieae. Kirkia 8(2) 173-207

Description of the genus

Perennial acaulescent herbs, rootstock densely silky-hairy at base (in ours). Leaves radical, entire, dentate or sinuate-pinnatifid. Scapes with a single terminal capitulum. Capitula heterogamous, radiate. Corolla 2-lipped. Phyllaries 2-3-seriate, ± linear, imbricate. Receptacle naked. Outer florets female; inner bisexual or functionally male. Corolla white, yellow, pink, purple or red. Achenes narrowly flask-shaped, ± attenuate above or prolonged into an apical beak, 4-10-ribbed. Pappus several-seriate, of minutely barbellate setae.

Derivation of name: for Traugott Gerber, 1710-1743, German-Russian physician, botanist and plant collector.

Worldwide: 30 species from NE Africa south to South Africa; G. piloselloides extends from West Africa to China.

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Gerbera viridifolia subsp. viridifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
ambigua (Cass.) Sch. Bip.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
piloselloides (L.) Cass.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
viridifolia (DC.) Sch. Bip. subsp. viridifolia N,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Gerbera
Flora of Malawi: Gerbera
Flora of Mozambique: Gerbera
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Gerbera

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gerbera
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gerbera
JSTOR Plant Science: Gerbera
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gerbera
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Tropicos: Gerbera
Wikipedia: Gerbera

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: Gerbera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1570, retrieved 29 May 2024

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