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Psorospermum febrifugum Spach
Protologue : Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2 5: 163 (1836)
Information on the genus : Psorospermum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Psorospermum febrifugum var. albida Oliv. (1868)
=Psorospermum albidum (Oliv.) Engl. (1893)
=Psorospermum baumannii Engl. (1919)
=Psorospermum campestre Engl. (1893)
=Psorospermum chariense A. Chev. (1913)
=Psorospermum ferrugineum Hook. f. (1849)
=Psorospermum floribundum Hutch. & Dalziel (1927)
=Psorospermum microphyllum A. Chev. (1920)
=Psorospermum salicifolium Engl. (1893)
=Psorospermum stuhlmannii Engl. (1895)
=Psorospermum angustifolium Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum corymbosellum Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum corymbosum Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum ellipticum Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum gillardinii Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum kaniamae Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum kisantuense Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum leopoldvilleanum Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum macrophyllum Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum magniflorum Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum mahagiense Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum mossoense Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum nigrum Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum orbiculare Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum ovatum Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum pectinatum Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum pubescens Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum rotundatifolium Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum staneranum Spirlet (1959)
=*Psorospermum discolor Spirlet (1959) (1959), non Spach (1836).
=Psorospermum uelense Spirlet (1959)
=Psorospermum victoranum Spirlet (1959)
=*Psorospermum pauciflorum Spirlet (1959) (1959), non Baker (1883).
=*Psorospermum lanceolatum Spirlet (1959) (1959), non Drake (1896).
=*Psorospermum niloticum Kotschy ex Schweinf. & Asch. (1867)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrublet or shrub (due to burning?) or small tree (0,3-)1-6(-10) m tall, much-branched; bark often corky, peeling and flaking; branches rounded, sometimes flattened or ±4-angular, glabrous to densely rusty-tomentose…
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Ecology : Deciduous woodland, Protea-Combretum-wooded savanna, scrub; forest edges; on black soil; on rocky ground in high rainfall savanna (S Sudan); 15-1950 m alt.
  Very variable. Divided by Spirlet into 28 species. S. Africa (Transvaal)

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 388
  • (2011). Flore du Gabon. 42: 28
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 382 (2006).
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
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Record n°10979 modified 2008-03-25
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