African Plant Database

Monsonia angustifolia E. Mey. ex A. Rich.
Protologue : Zwei Pflanzengeogr. Docum. 203 (1844); Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 115 (1847)
Information on the genus : Monsonia
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Monsonia biflora var. pygmaea Chiov. (1919)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual decumbent to ±erect herb 15-50 cm tall; short petals prostrate to ascending or erect, frequently rooting at the base.
Ecology : Open deciduous woodland or bushland, grassland, savanna; sometimes in wet grassland, river banks; weed of cultivation, roadsides; 0-2600 m alt. Not in S Somalia. S. Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland; Madagascar.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.03 - 0.5 m. Alt: 823 - 2336 m. Distribution: BOT, LES, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Bushland, Inselberg/Rock Face, Anthropic; 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Africa.
  • Richard, A. (1847). Tentamen Florae Abyssinicae seu Enumeratio Plantarum hucusque in plerisque Abyssiniae Paris 1: 115  
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