Geigeria africana Griess.
subsp. ornativa (O. Hoffm.) Merxm.

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Geigeria africana subsp. ornativa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Geigeria africana subsp. ornativa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Geigeria africana subsp. ornativa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Geigeria africana subsp. ornativa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Geigeria africana subsp. ornativa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Geigeria africana subsp. ornativa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

Geigeria africana subsp. ornativa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

Geigeria africana subsp. ornativa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

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Synonyms: Geigeria ornativa O. Hoffm.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Low-growing, perennial herb, sometimes stemless but usually with an ascending stem up to 30 cm long. Stems branched, rounded below, angular, flattened and ribbed above. Leaves along the stems and some in a basal rosette, sessile and clasping at the base, narrowly oblanceolate, up to c. 10 cm long, scaberulous or almost hairless and pitted with glands on both surfaces; margin finely and shallowly toothed. Capitula solitairy in axils of leaves or branches or crowded in stemless specimens, bright yellow, c. 1 cm in diameter; involucre bracts c. 3-seriate. Ray-florets up to 1 cm long, 3-dentate at the apex.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: africana: African
Habitat: In pans, dambos, mopane woodland or grassland, usually on sandy soils.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS,GI,M
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Content last updated: Friday 22 September 2017
Literature:

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. as Geigeria ornativa

Wild, H. (1980). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) Pages 57 - 59. as Geigeria ornativa subsp. ornativa

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Flora of Botswana: Geigeria africana subsp. ornativa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Geigeria africana subsp. ornativa

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Geigeria africana
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Geigeria africana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Geigeria africana
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Geigeria africana
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Geigeria africana subsp. ornativa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160120, retrieved 5 August 2020

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