African Plant Database

Tragia plukenetii Radcl.-Sm.
Information on the genus : Tragia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tragia gallabatensis Prain (1909)
 Tragia cannabina L. f.
 Tragia tripartita Beille (1908)
 Croton hastatus L.
 Croton urens L.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or suberect annual or subperennial herb commonly to 0,9-1,5 m tall, rarely to 4,5 m; stems sometimes twining at their apices.
Ecology : Riverine; flood-plains; valley grassland; often on black-cotton or other clay soils; sometimes in disturbed places; often a weed of irrigated fields; open situations, mostly on alluvial soils, less often on sand; bushland or woodland; 0-1330 m alt.
  India, Sri Lanka.
  Very similar to T. hildebrandtii.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 222
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 419
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