Geigeria schinzii O. Hoffm.
subsp. rhodesiana (S.Moore) Merxm.

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Geigeria schinzii subsp. rhodesiana

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Geigeria schinzii subsp. rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa Rd, N of Harare

Geigeria schinzii subsp. rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa Rd, N of Harare

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Synonyms: Geigeria pubescens S. Moore
Geigeria randii S. Moore
Geigeria rhodesiana S. Moore
Common names:
Status: Native
Robust perennial herb, up to 1 m. Stems winged and angular, especially above. Leaves along the stem but concentrated and subopposite near the ends of stems and branches, narrowly oblanceolate-oblong, scaberulous; margin sparsely dentate or subentire. Capitula solitary in the axils of the upper leaves and clustered at the ends of branches, 1-1.5 cm in diameter, bright yellow. Ray-florets female, 3-dentate at the apex.
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Habitat: In Miombo woodland and grassland, particularly around vleis and seasonal pans.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Caprivi Namibia.
Botswana distribution: N,SW
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Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 213. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 25.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 34.

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 59 - 61.

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Flora of Caprivi: Geigeria schinzii subsp. rhodesiana
Flora of Mozambique: Geigeria schinzii subsp. rhodesiana
Flora of Zambia: Geigeria schinzii subsp. rhodesiana
Flora of Zimbabwe: Geigeria schinzii subsp. rhodesiana

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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: Species information: Geigeria schinzii subsp. rhodesiana., retrieved 15 June 2024

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