African Plant Database

Canscora diffusa (Vahl) R. Br. ex Roem. & Schult.
Protologue : Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis [Roemer & Schultes] 3: 301 (1818)
Information on the genus : Canscora
Basionym : Gentiana diffusa Vahl
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Gentiana diffusa Vahl (1794)
 Exacum diffusum (Vahl) Willd. (1798)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Canscora kirkii N.E. Br. (1903)
=Orthostemon kirkii N.E. Br. (1903)
=Canscora lawii Wight (1848)
=Canscora tenella Wight (1848)
=*Canscora tenella Wall. (1831)
=Orthostemon erectus R. Br. (1810)
Ecology and distribution
Biol./Eco : Herb; Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Thicket, Freshwater Wetland; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Africa. Asia,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
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Record n°10249 modified 2009-08-26
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