Gunnera L.

Commemorating Norwegian botanist and clergyman, Ernst Gunnerus (1718–73).

For description see family.

About 40 species, mostly tropical and S Africa but also from S America, Hawaii, Malaysia, Tas and the Antarctic.

Seed or division.

Stems of G. tinctoria have limited use in tanning and as a source of dye.

Generally grown as huge-leaved waterside plants with warty stems and dense clusters of small flowers.

Sykes (1969), Beckett (1988).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Gunneraceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Myrothamnanae
order      Gunnerales
family       Gunneraceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Gunnera manicata AndrĂ©