African Plant Database

Cienfuegosia digitata Cav.
Protologue : Diss. Bot. 3: 174, t. 72 (1787)
Information on the genus : Cienfuegosia
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Fugosia digitata (Cav.) Pers.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hibiscus cavanillesii Kuntze
=Cienfuegosia junciformis var. ruyssenii A. Chev.
=Cienfuegosia junciformis A. Chev. (1950)
=Cienfuegosia digitata var. lineariloba Hochr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb or shrubby plant with rather spreading angular branches; perennial, 9-15-40-100 cm tall, with a woody rootstock.
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Ecology : Thorn-scrub and steppe; generally gravelly low ground, clayeysandy and clayey soils on scree; humid muddy soils; rocky slopes; silty flood plain (rice-field bunds in Senegal); to 1150 m alt. disjunct area.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Dwarf shrub, Herb- Ht 0.15 - 1 m. Alt 850 - 1050 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 426,428
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 110-111 (1985).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 56: 206 (1969).
  • Fl. Mauritanie 1: 267 (1991).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires rares, menacées ou endémiques du Maroc. Bocconea 8: 135 
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 101
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 287
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