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Fam.: Asteraceae / Composite Fam.      

Genus:  Guizotia  CASS.
 

Authors:
   L.F.:  Carl von Linné (Carolus Linnaeus junior, 1741 - 1783), Swedish botanist, son of Linnaeus
   CASS.:  Alexandre Henri Gabriel de Cassini (1781 - 1832), French botanist
 

Etymology:
   Guizotia:   François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (1787 - 1874), French politician
   abyssinica:   from Ethiopia
 

Guizotia abyssinica is a tropical Composite from which varieties with high-fat seeds were bred in Africa very early. In parts of Africa and Asia, the seeds have long been eaten fried, or made into oil and flour for food. In Europe, the oil-containing seeds have long been part of birdseed mixes.
Only since a few years the plant is used for green manure in Central Europe. It is sown only after the grain harvest in July or August, grows quickly up to 2 meters high, and already in September the plant is in flower. But its seeds do not ripen before winter in normal Central European weather, so no offspring is disturbing the crop growing of the next year. The tropical plants freeze to death in winter. Guizotia seed is cheap, and its usage saves expensive chemical fertilizer. That is why Guizotia abyssinica is an ideal green manure plant in Central Europe, with which the farmer has no extra work. For example, around Kehl in the Upper Rhine Valley in Southwest Germany, this type of green manure has been practiced frequently since about 2020.

 

Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mannheim 11.9.2009
Fig. 1:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli
D Mannheim 11.9.2009
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mannheim 11.9.2009
Fig. 2:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli
D Mannheim 11.9.2009
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mannheim 11.9.2009
Fig. 3:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli
D Mannheim 11.9.2009
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mannheim 11.9.2009
Fig. 4:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli
D Mannheim 11.9.2009
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mannheim 11.9.2009
Fig. 5:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli
D Mannheim 11.9.2009
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mannheim 6.9.2009
Fig. 6:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli
D Mannheim 6.9.2009
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mannheim 6.9.2009
Fig. 7:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli
D Mannheim 6.9.2009
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mannheim 1.11.2009
Fig. 8:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli
D Mannheim 1.11.2009
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mannheim 1.11.2009
Fig. 9:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli
D Mannheim 1.11.2009
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mosbach-Eisenbusch 8.9.2015
Fig. 10:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (part of a seed mixture for green manure)
D Mosbach-Eisenbusch 8.9.2015
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mosbach-Eisenbusch 8.9.2015
Fig. 11:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (part of a seed mixture for green manure)
D Mosbach-Eisenbusch 8.9.2015
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mannheim 1.11.2009
Fig. 12:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli
D Mannheim 1.11.2009
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mosbach-Eisenbusch 8.9.2015
Fig. 13:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (part of a seed mixture for green manure)
D Mosbach-Eisenbusch 8.9.2015
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mosbach-Eisenbusch 8.9.2015
Fig. 14:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (part of a seed mixture for green manure)
D Mosbach-Eisenbusch 8.9.2015
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mosbach-Eisenbusch 8.9.2015
Fig. 15:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (part of a seed mixture for green manure)
D Mosbach-Eisenbusch 8.9.2015
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mosbach-Eisenbusch 8.9.2015
Fig. 16:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (part of a seed mixture for green manure)
D Mosbach-Eisenbusch 8.9.2015
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mannheim 3.10.2017
Fig. 17:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (part of a seed mixture for green manure)
D Mannheim 3.10.2017
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mannheim 3.10.2017
Fig. 18:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (part of a seed mixture for green manure)
D Mannheim 3.10.2017
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mannheim 3.10.2017
Fig. 19:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (part of a seed mixture for green manure)
D Mannheim 3.10.2017
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mannheim 3.10.2017
Fig. 20:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (part of a seed mixture for green manure)
D Mannheim 3.10.2017
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Mannheim 3.10.2017
Fig. 21:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (part of a seed mixture for green manure)
D Mannheim 3.10.2017
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Meißenheim 29.10.2022
Fig. 22:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (part of a seed mixture for green manure)
D Meißenheim 29.10.2022
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Meißenheim 29.10.2022
Fig. 23:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (part of a seed mixture for green manure)
D Meißenheim 29.10.2022
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Meißenheim 29.10.2022
Fig. 24:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (part of a seed mixture for green manure)
D Meißenheim 29.10.2022
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Kehl 1.10.2021
Fig. 25:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (field cultivation for green manure)
D Kehl 1.10.2021
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Kehl 1.10.2021
Fig. 26:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (field cultivation for green manure)
D Kehl 1.10.2021
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Kehl 1.10.2021
Fig. 27:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (field cultivation for green manure)
D Kehl 1.10.2021
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Kehl 1.10.2021
Fig. 28:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (field cultivation for green manure)
D Kehl 1.10.2021
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Kehl 1.10.2021
Fig. 29:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (field cultivation for green manure)
D Kehl 1.10.2021
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Kehl 1.10.2021
Fig. 30:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (field cultivation for green manure)
D Kehl 1.10.2021
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Kehl 1.10.2021
Fig. 31:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (field cultivation for green manure)
D Kehl 1.10.2021
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Kehl 1.10.2021
Fig. 32:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (field cultivation for green manure)
D Kehl 1.10.2021
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Kehl 1.10.2021
Fig. 33:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (field cultivation for green manure)
D Kehl 1.10.2021
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Kehl 1.10.2021
Fig. 34:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (field cultivation for green manure)
D Kehl 1.10.2021
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Kehl 1.10.2021
Fig. 35:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (field cultivation for green manure)
D Kehl 1.10.2021
Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli, D Brensbach 10.10.2020
Fig. 36:  Guizotia abyssinica / Niger, Gingelli (young plant)
D Brensbach 10.10.2020

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