African Plant Database

Chrozophora plicata (Vahl) A. Juss. ex Spreng.
Protologue : Syst. Veg. (ed. 16) [Sprengel] 3: 850 (1826) 
Information on the genus : Chrozophora
Basionym : Croton plicatus Vahl
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Croton plicatus Vahl (1790)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Croton obliquifolius Vis.
=Chrozophora plicata var. obliquifolia (Vis.) Prain
=*Croton tinctorius auct.
=Croton lanuginosus K. Schum. ex Schweinf.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Branched, prostrate or ascending annual herb or short-lived subshrub, 15-50 cm tall and 1,5 m across.
Ecology : Mostly in areas subjected to seasonal flooding, along rivers and run-off chanels; damp or drying black clay and alluvium; mudflats; sandbanks; pan margins; 40-2200 m alt.
  S. Africa; Egypt; Syria, Palestine, W Arabia.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual (occ. perennial)-Herb - Ht 0.1 - 0.5 m. Alt: +/- 215 m. Distribution: LP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:203 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Euphorbiaceae[1]: 160-173 (1987)
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 208 (1991).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 277 (2006).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 3: 205 (1986).
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 1-322
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 41 (2000).
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