African Plant Database

Waltheria laxa Thulin
Family : Sterculiaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 19(1): 13 (1999)
Information on the genus : Waltheria
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Waltheria indica L. (- fide Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Sterculiaceae: 129 (2007).)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Waltheria americana var. indica (L.) K. Schum.
=Waltheria indica L. (1753)
=Waltheria americana L.
=Waltheria americana var. subspicata K. Schum.
=Waltheria americana var. sahelica Roberty (1953)
=Waltheria elliptica Cav. (1788)
=Melochia corchorifolia var. densiflora K. Schum.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb c. 20 cm tall. – Differs from all other species of Waltheria in its free stamens.
Ecology : Cassava field (derived from bushland); abundant; c. 100 m alt. Only known from the type collected in 1986 (= S-C Somalia). – Other narrow endemics of the same area: Cucumis baladensis, Basananthe merolae, Abrus baladensis, Maerua purpurascens.
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Record n°120530
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