African Plant Database

Melhania prostrata DC.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 1: 499 (1824)
Information on the genus : Melhania
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Melhania didyma var. linearifolia (Sond.) Szyszyl.
=Melhania linearifolia Sond. (1850)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb to 60 cm tall, or shrublet with prostrate or suberect branches arising from a woody rootstock.
Ecology : Rather dry woodland, often with Acacia spp. Botswana, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Dwarf shrub - Ht 0.15 - 1 m. Alt: 152 - 2900 m. Distribution: EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ
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Record n°120472 modified 2007-01-19
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