African Plant Database

Gnidia capitata L. f.
Protologue : Suppl. Pl. 224 (1782) 
Information on the genus : Gnidia
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Lasiosiphon capitatus (L. f.) Burtt Davy
Status for TA : rejected (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lasiosiphon capitatus (L. f.) Burtt Davy (1926)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lasiosiphon linifolius Decne.
=Lasiosiphon similis C.H. Wright
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb 25-45 cm tall, freely branched from a woody rootstock; branches slender, branched above.
Ecology : Grassland; Acacia-savanna, occasional among Themeda triandra and Cymbopogon plurinodis; stony, brown-reddish soil.; 100-1800 m alt. Very variable. S. Africa, Botswana; ? Guinea (fide Roberty, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afrique Noire 16 A: 1012, 1954).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Shrub, Dwarf shrub - Ht 0.1 - 2 m. Alt: 60 - 2045 m. Distribution: BOT, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 24: t.937 (1944).
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Record n°121266 modified 2007-01-24
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