African Plant Database

Caperonia serrata (Turcz.) C. Presl
Protologue : Epimel. Bot. 213 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Caperonia
Basionym : Lepidococca serrata Turcz.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lepidococca serrata Turcz.
 Croton serratus (Turcz.) Hochst. ex Baill.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Caperonia chevalieri Beille (1908)
=Caperonia gallabatensis Pax & K. Hoffm.
=*Caperonia senegalensis auct. Hutch. & Dalziel
=Caperonia senegalensis Müll. Arg. (1865)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or ascending somewhat branched deep-rooted annual herb (20-)75-90(-150) cm tall; root pithy; stem and branches hollow.
Ecology : In and around standing water of seasonal flooding; swamp on lateritic slab; very heavy black cotton soil; 550-1600 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 207
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Record n°107706 modified 2007-05-07
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