African Plant Database


Alchornea cordifolia (Schumach. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
Information on the genus : Alchornea
Basionym : Schousboea cordifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Schousboea cordifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Alchornea cordata Benth. (1849)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Straggling, somewhat diffusely branched evergreen dioecious creeper, shrub or tree to 8 m tall; branches differentiated into horizontal-spreading leafless branches and erect leafy shoots; branches hollow; fruits in lax pendulous spikes or racemes.
Ecology : Edges of swamp, lakeside and riverine forest and associated bushland; often forming thickets in disturbed unburned places; 650-1500 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 205 (1991).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 275 (2006).
 
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
 
Map
carte afrique num 107922
 
Record n°107922
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