African Plant Database


Melhania velutina Forssk.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Family (APGIII) : MALVACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 64 (1775)
Information on the genus : Melhania
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Melhania ferruginea A. Rich. (1847)
=Melhania malacochlamys K. Schum.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect, short-lived perennial herb or subshrub to 1 m tall.
Ecology : Acacia-Commiphora-, Acacia-Combretum-Terminalia- and Boswellia-woodland, wooded grassland and bushland, usually on rocky ground; riverine forest; also in cultivated ground; 10- 2000(-2550) m alt. Tropical Arabia.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Sterculiaceae : 75 (2007).
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
 
Map
carte afrique num 120501
 
Record n°120501 modified 2007-01-17
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