9528.000 Gerbera Cass.

PILOSELLOIDES (Less.) C. Jeffrey

Wild, H. (1972) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 3. Mutisieae. Kirkia 8(2) 173-207

Description of the genus

Perennial acaulescent herbs, rootstock densely silky-hairy at base (in ours). Leaves radical, entire, dentate or sinuate-pinnatifid. Scapes with a single terminal capitulum. Capitula heterogamous, radiate. Corolla 2-lipped. Phyllaries 2-3-seriate, ± linear, imbricate. Receptacle naked. Outer florets female; inner bisexual or functionally male. Corolla white, yellow, pink, purple or red. Achenes narrowly flask-shaped, ± attenuate above or prolonged into an apical beak, 4-10-ribbed. Pappus several-seriate, of minutely barbellate setae.

Derivation of name: for Traugott Gerber, 1710-1743, German-Russian physician, botanist and plant collector.

Worldwide: 30 species from NE Africa south to South Africa; G. piloselloides extends from West Africa to China.

Malawi: 3 taxa.

Gerbera viridifolia subsp. viridifolia

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
ambigua (Cass.) Sch. Bip.N,SDescription, Image
piloselloides (L.) Cass.N,C,SDescription, Image
viridifolia (DC.) Sch. Bip. subsp. viridifolia N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Gerbera:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Gerbera
Flora of Mozambique: Gerbera
Flora of Zambia: Gerbera
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gerbera
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Gerbera

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gerbera
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iNaturalist: Gerbera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gerbera
JSTOR Plant Science: Gerbera
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gerbera
Plants of the World Online: Gerbera
Tropicos: Gerbera
Wikipedia: Gerbera

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Gerbera.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1570, retrieved 23 June 2024

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