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

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

Gnidia kraussiana var. kraussiana

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kraussiana Meisn. var. kraussiana Description, Image

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

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

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 Caprivi: Genus page: Gnidia.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=996, retrieved 24 March 2023

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