8735.000 Gutenbergia Sch. Bip.

Wild, H. & Pope, G.V. (1977) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 7. Vernonieae (excluding Vernonia). Kirkia 10(2) 339-384

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, bearing indumentum of short-stalked, long-armed, symmetrical T-shaped hairs. Leaves opposite, alternate or opposite below and alternate above, simple; green above, white-arachnoid-felted beneath; base often cordate or semi-amplexicaul. Capitula laxly arranged in corymb-like cymes or in small clusters, homogamous, discoid. Phyllaries in 2-many series, imbricate. Corolla purple to mauve, 5-lobed. Pappus (in ours) 0 or composed of a few sparse caducous setae.Similar to Vernonia, but Gutenbergia spp. have a white underside to the leaves and the pappus is either 0 or poorly developed.

Worldwide: 25 species in tropical Africa.

Zambia: 11 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
adenocarpa Wech.Lk
eylesii (S. Moore) Wild & G.V. Pope subsp. eylesii CCDescription, Image
eylesii (S. Moore) Wild & G.V.Pope subsp. reticulata Wild & G.V.Pope N
filifolia (R.E. Fr.) C.JeffreyCb,N,C
kassneri S. MooreCb,Lp,N,C
leiocarpa O. Hoffm.B,N,W,C,SLp,LkDescription, Image
mweroensis Wild & G.V.Pope [VU]Lp
polycephala Oliv. & HiernN,E,S
polytrichomata Wechuysen N
spermacoceoides Wild & G.V.Pope [VU]N
trifolia Wild & G.V.Pope [VU]Nw

Other sources of information about Gutenbergia:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Gutenbergia
Flora of Malawi: Gutenbergia
Flora of Mozambique: Gutenbergia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gutenbergia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gutenbergia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gutenbergia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gutenbergia
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Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Gutenbergia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gutenbergia
JSTOR Plant Science: Gutenbergia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gutenbergia
Plants of the World Online: Gutenbergia
Tropicos: Gutenbergia
Wikipedia: Gutenbergia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Gutenbergia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1461, retrieved 22 April 2024

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