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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Orobanchaceae
Tribus: Buchnereae
Genus: Ghikaea
Species: G. speciosa
Name

Ghikaea G. Volkens & G. Schweinfurth in N. D. Ghika Liste Pl. Somalis 14. (1897)
monotypic taxon

References

Volkens, G. & Schweinfurth, G. (1897) Liste Pl. Somalis 14.
The Plant List 2013. Ghikaea in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Feb. 18.
Tropicos.org 2014. Ghikaea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Feb. 18.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Ghikaea. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 18 2014.

Ghikaea is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Orobanchaceae.[1] The only species is Ghikaea speciosa.[2]

Its native range is Ethiopia, Somalia and northern Kenya.[1]

The genus name of Ghikaea is in honour of Dimitrie Ghica-Comănești (1839–1923) a Romanian nobleman, explorer, famous hunter, adventurer and politician and also, Nicholae Dimitri Ghika (1875–1921), plant collector and was also Dimitrie's son.[3] It was first described and published in (H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl edited), Nat. Pflanzenfam., Nachtr. Vol.3 on page 314 in 1908.[1]
References

"Ghikaea Volkens & Schweinf. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
"Ghikaea speciosa (Rendle) Diels | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.

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