African Plant Database

Aneilema hirtum A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 343 (1850)  
Information on the genus : Aneilema
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aneilema ringoeti De Wild.
=Aneilema whytei C.B. Clarke (1902)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Branched or simple annual herb; shoots erect to ascending, sometimes rooting near the base, to c. 40 cm tall
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Ecology : Cultivation; wooded grassland; slopes; roadside banks; often in moist soil; sometimes in partial shade; rain-forest with Albizia, Macaranga, Croton, Ocotea, forest edges; 1200-1650 m alt.
  Shape of capsule and number of seeds variable.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Commelinaceae Commel.: 116 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography other :
  • Upl. Kenya wild flow. ed.2 : 138 (1995).
  • Hedberb, I., Edwards &al. (eds) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 360
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carte afrique num 11442
Record n°11442
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