African Plant Database

Gisekia africana (Lour.) Kuntze
Family : Aizoaceae
Protologue : Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(2): 108 (1898) 
Information on the genus : Gisekia
Basionym : Miltus africanus Lour.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Miltus africanus Lour.
 Gisekia africana (Lour.) Kuntze var. africana
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Gisekia miltus Fenzl
=*Gisekia mozambicensis Spreng.
=Gisekia pentadecandra Moq.
Taxon infra-specific
Gisekia africana (Lour.) Kuntze var. africana
Gisekia africana var. pedunculata (Oliv.) Brenan
Gisekia africana var. decagyna Hauman
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Semi-succulent annual herb; stems radiating from the crown, leaves distichous, entire at the base of the stem.
Ecology : Open bushland on sand-dunes near sea; riverine fringing vegetation, roadsides; 0-100 m alt. S. Africa, Caprivi Strip, Botswana, Namibia; Cambodia, Vietnam. Comprises 3 vars.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°129727 modified 2014-08-28
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