Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Gisekia africana (Lour.) Kuntze var. africana


Gisekia africana var africana

Flowers and leaves



Family: Viscaceae
Full name: Gisekia africana (Lour.) Kuntze var. africana
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Volstruisdruiwe, Rooi-rankopslag
English common name(s): Ostrich herb
Synonym(s): Miltus africanus Lour.
Gisekia africana (Lour.) Kuntze (1898)
Gisekia miltus Fenzl (*)
Gisekia mozambicensis Spreng. (*)
Gisekia pentadecandra Moq.
Status: Native
Description: Petals bright pink, sometimes white.

Inflorescences umbelliform, sessile or subsessile in the axils of foliage leaves. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora of Tropical East Africa)

Mericarp papillose to spiny. (Gisekia (Gisekiaceae): Phylogenetic relationships, etc., Bissinger et al, American Journal of Botany, 2014)
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: 22 Mar 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


Note: The identification of some of the plants on this website is not 100% certain. Any comments will be highly appreciated. I would also be willing to supply higher resolution images upon request. Please contact me at the e-mail address given below.

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