African Plant Database


Melhania coriacea Chiov.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Family (APGIII) : MALVACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Somala 1: 104 (1929)
Information on the genus : Melhania
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb or low shrub with caespitose branches 10-20 cm long, rounded, 4-5 mm , very leafy, fruit unknown.
Ecology : Wooded land; open bushland on sand or gypsum; along the coast, but usually not on open dunes. Only known from a few collections. Near M. quercifolia.
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 120484
 
Record n°120484
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