Gnidia glauca (Fresen.) Gilg
var. glauca

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Gnidia glauca var. glauca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along northern loop, Nyika National Park

Gnidia glauca var. glauca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along northern loop, Nyika National Park

Gnidia glauca var. glauca

Photo: Bart Wursten
At junction of Thazima-Kaperekezi rd and Chelinda rd, Nyika National Park

Gnidia glauca var. glauca

Photo: Bart Wursten
At junction of Thazima-Kaperekezi rd and Chelinda rd, Nyika National Park

Gnidia glauca var. glauca

Photo: Bart Wursten
At junction of Thazima-Kaperekezi rd and Chelinda rd, Nyika National Park

Gnidia glauca var. glauca

Photo: Bart Wursten
At junction of Thazima-Kaperekezi rd and Chelinda rd, Nyika National Park

Gnidia glauca var. glauca

Photo: Bart Wursten
At junction of Thazima-Kaperekezi rd and Chelinda rd, Nyika National Park

Gnidia glauca var. glauca

Photo: Bart Wursten
At junction of Thazima-Kaperekezi rd and Chelinda rd, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Gnidia eriocephala Meisn.
Gnidia volkensii Gilg
Lasiosiphon eriocephalus (Meisn.) Decne.
Lasiosiphon glaucus Fresen.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree up to 6 m tall, rarely taller. Leaves alternate, mostly towards the ends of branches, narrowly elliptic to obovate, 32-80 mm long, glaucous, hairless, midrib prominent beneath; petiole 1-3 mm long or leaves subsessile. Inflorescences in terminal, densely 20-50-flowered globose heads, 20-50 mm in diameter. Flowers, mostly 5-merous, orange to golden yellow,fading to brown.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: glauca: blue-green or glaucous, referring to the colour of the leaves.
Habitat: At edges of montane forest, in wooded grassland and along streams.
Altitude range: 1000 - 2350 m
Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution: From Nigeria to Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Northern Zambia. Also in Southern India
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 2 September 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 276. as Gnidia glauca

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 28. As Gnidia glauca

Peterson, B. (updated by Verdcourt, B.) (2006). Thymelaeaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Page 112.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 567 - 569. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Gnidia glauca var. glauca.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=190570, retrieved 21 November 2019

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