2382.000 Gisekia L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipules 0. Leaves mostly opposite, some alternate, entire, ± succulent. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, umbel-like to loosely dichasial. Flowers bisexual or ± unisexual, actinomorphic. Perianth segments 5, free. Stamens 5-20. Carpels 5-15, superior, free, 1-ovulate with a style on the inner edge of the carpel. Fruit of separated achenes, each covered with warts, black. Seeds swollen-reniform, black.

Derivation of name: for Paul Dietrich Giseke, 1741-1796, German physician, botanist and friend of Linnaeus.

Worldwide: c. 4 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Gisekia pharnaceoides var. pharnaceoides

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africana (Lour.) KuntzeN,W,E,SDescription, Image
pharnaceoides L. var. pharnaceoides N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Gisekia:

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Flora of Botswana: Gisekia
Flora of Caprivi: Gisekia
Flora of Malawi: Gisekia
Flora of Mozambique: Gisekia
Flora of Zambia: Gisekia

External websites:

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

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: Gisekia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=548, retrieved 4 October 2023

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