African Plant Database

Tragia benthamii Baker
Information on the genus : Tragia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Tragia kassiliensis Beille
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herbaceous climber or trailer; stems long, slender, twining, perennial, monoecious, 3 m long.
Ecology : Forest edges; clearings; grassland; secondary scrub; floodplain thickets and termitaria in floodplain grassland; rocky outcrops and pan margins in mopane woodland; common by places; near sea-level to 1975 m alt.
  Very similar to T. brevipes. Occurs perhaps in SW Ethiopia.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Dwarf shrub, Climber - Ht 0.2 - 3 m. Alt: +/- 1000 m. Distribution: BOT

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°106949 modified 2007-03-30
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