5836.000 Gunnera L.

Description of the genus

Perennial rhizomatous herbs. Leaves large, palmately-nerved, arising from the rhizome and borne on long petioles.. Inflorescence composed of spikes borne on a scape which arises from the rhizome. Flowers bisexual or unisexual. Calyx lobes 0, 2(-3), minute. Petals 2, alternating with calyx lobes. Stamens and styles 2. Fruit a drupelet.

Worldwide: c. 40 species, widespread, mostly southern hemisphere.

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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perpensa L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Gunnera:

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Flora of Malawi: Gunnera
Flora of Mozambique: Gunnera
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gunnera
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Gunnera

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Gunnera.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1029, retrieved 20 May 2024

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