5312.000 Gerrardina Oliv.

Description of the genus

Scrambling shrub. Stipules present, deltoid. Leaves alternate, serrate or crenate. Inflorescence of pedunculate axillary cymes. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 5, the same number as the petals. Ovary 1-locular. Fruit indehiscent, 1-4-seeded. Seeds without an aril.

Derivation of name: Named after W. T. Gerrard, English naturalist who collected in South Africa and Madagascar in the 19th century.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical and South Africa

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Mozambique: Gerrardina
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gerrardina

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gerrardina
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gerrardina
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gerrardina
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Gerrardina
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iNaturalist: Gerrardina
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gerrardina
JSTOR Plant Science: Gerrardina
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gerrardina
Plants of the World Online: Gerrardina
Tropicos: Gerrardina
Wikipedia: Gerrardina

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: Gerrardina.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=976, retrieved 25 April 2024

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