African Plant Database


Melhania muricata Balf. f.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Family (APGIII) : MALVACEAE
Protologue : Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh 11: 503 (1882)
Information on the genus : Melhania
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Melhania parvifolia Chiov. (1929)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Prostrate or ascending, much-branched subshrub with stems 10-40 cm long.
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Ecology : Acacia-Commiphora bushland on sand over limestone; gypsum plains; stony slopes; 100-900 m alt. Polymorphic and ill-defined species except for its seed character (strongly muricate); near M. denhamii. Not in Ethiopia (= M. stipulosa). Socotra-Arabia.
 
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see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 120491
 
Record n°120491
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