Gisekia africana

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Gisekia africana
Gisekia africana


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Gisekiaceae
Genus: Gisekia
Species: Gisekia africana



Gisekia africana (Lour.) Kuntze, 1898


  • Basionym
    • Miltus africana Lour., Fl. Cochinch.: 302 (1790).
  • Heterotypic
    • Glinus miltus Raeusch., Nomencl. Bot. Pl. Illustr., ed. 3: 141 (1797), nom. superfl.
    • Glinus mozambicensis Spreng., Syst. Veg., ed. 16. 2: 467 (1825).
    • Gisekia miltus Fenzl, S.L.Endlicher & E.Fenzl., Nov. Stirp. Dec.: 86 (1839), nom. illeg.
    • Gisekia burchellii Moq., Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 28 (1849).
    • Gisekia pentadecandra E.Mey. ex Moq., Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 28 (1849).
    • Gisekia aspera Klotzsch, W.C.H.Peters, Naturw. Reise Mossambique 6(1): 136 (1861).
    • Gisekia miltus var. pedunculata Oliv., Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 594 (1871).
    • Gisekia pierrei Gagnep., Notul. Syst. (Paris) 3: 367 (1918).
    • Gisekia africana var. decagyna Hauman, Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 19: 444 (1949).
    • Gisekia africana var. pedunculata (Oliv.) Brenan, Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 8: 444 (1954).
    • Gisekia africana var. cymosa Adamson, J. S. African Bot. 27: 136 (1961).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Tropical Africa
      • Angola, Botswana, Cambodia, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Ethiopia, Free State, Hainan, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Additional references

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page

Vernacular names

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