Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Geigeria pectidea (DC.) Harv.


Geigeria pectidea

Flower, stem and leaves



Family: Asteraceae
Full name: Geigeria pectidea (DC.) Harv.
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Riviervermeerbos, Vermeerbos, Vermeerbossie
English common name(s): River vermeerbush, Vermeerbush, River geigeria
Synonym(s): Polychaetia pectidea DC.
Triplocephalum glabrifolium Klatt
Status: Native
Description: Stem shrubby, terete, glabrous; leaves broadly linear, or linear oblong, narrowed to the base, cuspidate-mucronate, pungent, flat, midribbed and margined, subdenticulate, impress-dotted; heads 4 or more together, cymoso-glomerate, sessile; outer inv.-scales shortly leaf-topped, inner ovate, cuspidate, pungent, outer pappus of oblong, blunt, inner of bristle-pointed scales; achenes very villous. I have only seen a flowering branch, 3–4 inches long. Leaves nearly uncial, about 2 lines broad, rigid, strongly midribbed, somewhat veiny and remarkably pungent-mucronate. It has all the gen. characters of a Geigeria. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Capensis)

Geigeria pectidea: groei effens hoër (as Geigeria ornativa), tot 50 cm hoog. Plant is sterk vertak met blomme aan die punte. (Plantstories 20, Anka Eichhoff)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 21 Sep 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/800 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020


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