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Cyanotis angusta C.B. Clarke
Protologue : Monogr. Phan. 3: 260 (1881)
Information on the genus : Cyanotis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tonningia angusta (C.B. Clarke) Kuntze
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyanotis bulbifera Hutch.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb 10-25 cm tall; base of stem bulb-like, ovoid, to 3 cm Ø, covered with densely appressed-villous scales; leaves linear, acute, subradial, 8-20x0,6-0,8 cm, glabrous; inflorescences 1-3, subumbellate; flowers small, blue or purple.
Ecology : Savanna; bowé; arid ground; sandstone; abundant.
  Senegal ?

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:38 (2012)
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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