African Plant Database

Palisota hirsuta (Thunb.) K. Schum.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 24: 347 (1897)
Information on the genus : Palisota
Basionym : Dracaena hirsuta Thunb.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dracaena hirsuta Thunb.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Palisota preussiana auct. sensu Soussa
=Dianella triandra Afzel.
=Palisota maclaudii Cornu (1896)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect cane-like herb with aerial stems 0,5-3-6 m tall
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Ecology : Gregarious in moist places throughout forest (incl. secondary); granitic soil; common pioneer plant in forest gaps; 5-900 m alt. – Element of the tall herb formation Marantochloo-Anubiadetum giganteae in Togo (Acta Bot. Gall. 158: 409-423, 2011).
  The most commonly used Commelinaceae in tropical Africa: ornamental, medicinal.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 725 (2006).
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Record n°11813 modified 2007-04-02
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