African Plant Database


Melhania parviflora Chiov.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Family (APGIII) : MALVACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Somala 2: 31 (1932)
Information on the genus : Melhania
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or perennial herb to 50 cm tall.
Ecology : Acacia-Commiphora woodland and bushland; limestone soils, grey sand derived from gneissic rocks, volcanic soil, black cotton soil; 50-1550 m alt. Very close to M. cannabinaWight from India, or perphaps conspecific (cf. Thulin, Fl. Somal. 2: 26, 1999).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Sterculiaceae : 81 (2007).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 120494
 
Record n°120494
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