African Plant Database


Cyanotis polyrrhiza Hochst. ex Hassk.
Family : COMMELINACEAE
Protologue : Commelin. Ind. 150 (1870)
Information on the genus : Cyanotis
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tonningia polyrrhiza (Hochst. ex Hassk.) Kuntze (1891)
 Zygomenes polyrrhiza (Hochst. ex Hassk.) Hassk. (1867)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb; roots fusiform and carrot-like, tapering away from the axis; stems creeping, with ascending branches or spreading, to 30 cm long
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Ecology : Grassy slopes on rock; very shallow moist soils overlying rock; wet grassland; 1900-3800 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Hedberg, I., S. Edwards & al. (eds) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 341
 
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