3391.000 Grielum L.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Annual dwarf herbs, hairy, with a taproot. Leaves pinnately lobed or pinnatifid, petiolate. Flowers large, solitary. Perianth tube campanulate, shallow; lobes spreading. Petals yellow, imbricate, arising in the throat of perianth tube, alternate with lobes, large. Fruit 5-10 carpels, indehiscent, enclosed in a somewhat woody perianth tube, surrounded by spreading perianth lobes; with spines in the form of little knobs.

Worldwide: About 6 species in Namibia, Botswana and Northern and Western Cape.

Botswana: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cuneifolium Schinz[DD]
humifusum Thunb. var. humifusum
sinuatum Licht. ex Burch.

Other sources of information about Grielum:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Grielum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2378, retrieved 28 May 2023

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