5312.000 Gerrardina Oliv.

Description of the genus

Scrambling shrub. Stipules present, deltoid. Leaves alternate, serrate or crenate. Inflorescence of pedunculate axillary cymes. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 5, the same number as the petals. Ovary 1-locular. Fruit indehiscent, 1-4-seeded. Seeds without an aril.

Derivation of name: Named after W. T. Gerrard, English naturalist who collected in South Africa and Madagascar in the 19th century.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Gerrardina eylesiana

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eylesiana Milne-Redh.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Gerrardina:

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Flora of Malawi: Gerrardina
Flora of Mozambique: Gerrardina

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gerrardina
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gerrardina
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Gerrardina
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gerrardina
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gerrardina

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Gerrardina.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=976, retrieved 16 November 2018

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