5435.000 Gnidia L.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or perennial herbs arising from a woody base or rhizome. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite. Inflorescences consisting of bracteate few-many-flowered heads. Flowers bisexual, 4-5-merous. Calyx-tube cylindric, usually articulated above the ovary, lobes coloured. Petals alternating with the calyx lobes, sometimes 0. Stamens in 2 whorls in the throat of the calyx tube. Fruit dry, small.

Derivation of name: named after the Greek city Knidos

Worldwide: 140 species in tropical and South Africa, Madagascar extending to Sri Lanka

Malawi: 10 taxa.

Gnidia kraussiana var. kraussiana

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
chapmanii B. Peterson[NrEnd]S
chrysantha (Solms ex Schweinf.) GilgN,C,SDescription, Image
fastigiata RendleN,SDescription, Image
glauca (Fresen.) Gilg var. glauca N,C,SDescription, Image
goetzeana Gilg N
involucrata Steud. ex A. Rich.N,C,SDescription, Image
kraussiana Meisn. var. kraussiana N,C,SDescription, Image
microcephala Meisn.N,SDescription, Image
mollis C.H. WrightNDescription, Image
usafuae GilgN

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Flora of Botswana: Gnidia
Flora of Caprivi: Gnidia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Gnidia
Flora of Mozambique: Gnidia
Flora of Zambia: Gnidia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gnidia

External websites:

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

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: Gnidia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=996, retrieved 21 April 2024

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