1983.000 Girardinia Gaudich.

Description of the genus

Herbs with long stinging hairs. Stipules intrapetiolar, fused almost to apex. Leaves alternate, petiolate, coarsely serrate. Cystoliths dot-like. Inflorescences unisexual, consisting of dense elongate cymes in the axils of the upper leaves; male inflorescences thinner and more spike-like than female. Male flowers pedicellate, 4-5-merous. Female flowers sessile with 3 ± fused tepals.

Worldwide: 2 species in the warm and tropical Old World

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Girardinia diversifolia

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diversifolia (Link) FriisN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Girardinia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Girardinia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=477, retrieved 26 February 2024

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