African Plant Database

Hermannia modesta (Ehrenb.) Planch.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Protologue : Mast., Fl. Trop. Afr. 1: 232 (1868) 
Information on the genus : Hermannia
Basionym : Trichanthera modesta Ehrenb.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Trichanthera modesta Ehrenb. (1829)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hermannia arabica Hochst. & Steud. ex Fisch.
=Hermannia filipes Harv. (1860)
=Hermannia holubii Burtt Davy (1926)
=Hermannia lugardii N.E. Br. (1909)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb or subshrub but often persisting for a few years; flowering early in the first year; stems erect, very fine and slender, branching from near the base, branches ascending or spreading-ascending, to 25 cm tall.
Ecology : Driest types of woodland and bushland; shallow sand; dry coastal plains; 25->1400 m alt. Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa; Egypt-Arabia. – Very disjunct distribution, but not quite so extreme as H. quartiniana.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Dwarf shrub, Herb - Ht 0.05 - 1 m. Alt: 155 - 2000 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, FS, LP, NC, NW, WC

Bibliography other :
  • Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 4 3: 292 (1855).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Sterculiaceae : 108 (2007).
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 13: 16 (1980).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 130 (1985).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 112 (2000).
More info on :
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°120724 modified 2009-06-23
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