Geigeria burkei Harv.
subsp. burkei
var. zeyheri (Harv.) Merxm.

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Geigeria burkei subsp. burkei var. zeyheri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Geigeria burkei subsp. burkei var. zeyheri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Geigeria burkei subsp. burkei var. zeyheri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

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Synonyms: Geigeria protensa Harv. var. pubigera S. Moore
Geigeria zeyheri Harv.
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, up to 40 cm tall. Stems simple or branched, purplish. Leaves alternate, linear-oblanceolate, up to 7 × 0.3cm; margins entire or slightly toothed, often rolled under. Capitula solitary at the ends or in the forks of branches, up to 1.5 cm in diameter, bright yellow. Involucral bracts c. 5-seriate; outer short, ovate, inner up to 9 mm long, linear. Ligules on ray-florets narrowly oblong, very shortly 3-dentate at the apex.
Derivation of specific name: burkei: named after Josheph Burke (1812-1873), Botanical and zoological collector, who worked for Lord Delby.
Habitat: In grassland or open deciduous woodland, mostly in sandy soils.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and South Africa as far as KwaZulu-Natal.
Mozambique distribution: MS,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 137. (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. as Geigeria burkei subsp. burkei var. burkei

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

Other sources of information about Geigeria burkei subsp. burkei var. zeyheri:

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Flora of Botswana: Geigeria burkei subsp. burkei var. zeyheri
Flora of Zimbabwe: Geigeria burkei subsp. burkei var. zeyheri

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Geigeria burkei
African Plant Database: Geigeria burkei
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Geigeria burkei
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Geigeria burkei
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Geigeria burkei
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Geigeria burkei
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Geigeria burkei
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Geigeria burkei
iNaturalist: Geigeria burkei
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Geigeria burkei
JSTOR Plant Science: Geigeria burkei
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Geigeria burkei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Geigeria burkei
Plants of the World Online: Geigeria burkei
Tropicos: Geigeria burkei
Wikipedia: Geigeria burkei

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Geigeria burkei subsp. burkei var. zeyheri., retrieved 2 December 2022

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