9090.000 Geigeria Griess.

Wild, H. (1980) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 12. Inuleae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) 23-113

Description of the genus

Rosulate stemless herbs, small shrubs or suffrutices. Leaves alternate or subopposite above, usually gland-pitted. Capitula terminal and solitary or aggregated, or in the leaf axils or forks of the branches, heterogamous; ray florets female with yellow ligules, or 0; disk florets bisexual, yellow, ± tubular. Phyllaries in 3-7 series. Receptacular scales present, deeply fimbriate (in ours). Achenes subturbinate, hairy. Pappus composed of 10-20 hyaline scales in 2 series.

Derivation of name: after Philipp Lorenz Geiger, a German professor of pharmacy at Heidelberg University.

Worldwide: 28 species in tropical and South Africa

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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filifolia Mattf.SLkImage
schinzii O. Hoffm. subsp. rhodesiana (S.Moore) Merxm.B,W,C,SDescription, Image

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Geigeria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1508, retrieved 26 February 2024

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