Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Caryophyllales

Gisekiaceae - Gisekia family

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978) Molluginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Annual or perennial, ± succulent herbs. Stipules 0. Leaves mostly opposite, simple. Inflorescences in the form of am umbel or loosely dichasial. Flowers bisexual or unisexual, actinomorphic. Perianth segments 5, free. Stamens 5-20. Ovary superior, of 5-15 free carpels; ovule 1. Fruit of separate achenes.

Worldwide: 1 genus and 7 species, tropical and subtropical Africa.

Mozambique: 1 genus and 2 taxa.

Gisekia africana

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Gisekia L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Gisekiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Gisekiaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Gisekiaceae
Flora of Malawi: Gisekiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Gisekiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gisekiaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gisekiaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Gisekiaceae
Wikipedia: Gisekiaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Gisekiaceae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=93, retrieved 1 April 2023

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