African Plant Database

Tragia brevipes Pax
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 19: 103 (1894)
Information on the genus : Tragia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Tragia velutina Pax
=Tragia volkensii Pax
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial, monoecious herb, sometimes erect but usually straggling or twining and scandent, or shrub to 4,5 m but more often ± 1 m high; stems arising from a woody stock and twining anticlockwise.
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Ecology : Common in forest edges, thickets, lakeside and riverine associations, wooded grassland; spreading into disturbed places; thickets on Kalahari sand (mutemwa); evergreen forest margins and miombo; climbing in Albizia zygia woodland; etc...
  Not in Somalia (= T. mixta ). Very similar to T. okanyua.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 293 (2006).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
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