5435.000 Gnidia L.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or perennial herbs arising from a woody base or rhizome. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite. Inflorescences consisting of bracteate few-many-flowered heads. Flowers bisexual, 4-5-merous. Calyx-tube cylindric, usually articulated above the ovary, lobes coloured. Petals alternating with the calyx lobes, sometimes 0. Stamens in 2 whorls in the throat of the calyx tube. Fruit dry, small.

Derivation of name: named after the Greek city Knidos

Worldwide: 140 species in tropical and South Africa, Madagascar extending to Sri Lanka

Botswana: 6 taxa.

Gnidia kraussiana var. kraussiana

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
burchellii (Meisn.) GilgSE
capitata L.f.SE
kraussiana Meisn. var. kraussiana NDescription, Image
microcephala Meisn.Description, Image
polycephala (E. Mey. ex Meisn.) Engl.N,SW,SEDescription, Image
sericocephala (Meisn.) Gilg ex Engl.SE

Other sources of information about Gnidia:

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Flora of Caprivi: Gnidia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Gnidia
Flora of Malawi: Gnidia
Flora of Mozambique: Gnidia
Flora of Zambia: Gnidia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gnidia

External websites:

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

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: Gnidia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=996, retrieved 12 April 2024

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