African Plant Database

Melanthera biflora (L.) Wild
Protologue : Kirkia 5: 4 (1965)
Information on the genus : Melanthera
Basionym : Verbesina biflora L.
Status for SA : rejected (naturalised-introduced), is synonym of : Wollastonia biflora (L.) DC.
Status for TA : rejected (indigenous), is synonym of : Wollastonia biflora (L.) DC.
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Wedelia biflora (L.) Wight (1834)
 Verbesina biflora L.
 Wollastonia biflora (L.) DC.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Wedelia biflora (L.) DC.
=Anthemiopsis macrophylla Bojer ex DC. (1836)
=Wollastonia zanzibarensis DC. (1923)
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial- Herb, Climber- Ht up to 1 m. Alt 1 - 5 m. Distribution: KN

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Kirkia 5[2]: 4-5 (1966).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 4: 308 (1997).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
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Record n°102915 modified 2006-10-11
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