2382.000 Gisekia L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipules 0. Leaves mostly opposite, some alternate, entire, ± succulent. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, umbel-like to loosely dichasial. Flowers bisexual or ± unisexual, actinomorphic. Perianth segments 5, free. Stamens 5-20. Carpels 5-15, superior, free, 1-ovulate with a style on the inner edge of the carpel. Fruit of separated achenes, each covered with warts, black. Seeds swollen-reniform, black.

Derivation of name: for Paul Dietrich Giseke, 1741-1796, German physician, botanist and friend of Linnaeus.

Worldwide: c. 4 species in the Old World tropics

Caprivi: 2 taxa.

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africana (Lour.) KuntzeDescription, Image
pharnaceoides L. var. pharnaceoides Description, Image

Other sources of information about Gisekia:

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Flora of Botswana: Gisekia
Flora of Malawi: Gisekia
Flora of Mozambique: Gisekia
Flora of Zambia: Gisekia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gisekia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Gisekia.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=548, retrieved 5 December 2022

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