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Gnidia involucrata Steud. ex A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 234 (1850)  
Information on the genus : Gnidia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gnidia buchananii Gilg (1894)
=Gnidia huillensis Gilg (1896)
=Gnidia leiantha Gilg (1894)
=Gnidia macrorhiza Gilg (1894)
=Gnidia schweinfurthii Gilg (1894)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb or subshrub, unbranched to much-branched, to >1 m tall, with a woody rhizome.
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Ecology : Savanna with Oxythenanthera; open and wooded grassland; often in places subject to burning; also in deciduous woodland and bushland; rocky ground; lava, reddish soils; Protea- Faurea-Combretum fireswept tree-grassland; 1000-2700 m alt.
  Very variable with a series of intermediates.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1978). Flora of Tropical East Africa Thymelaeaceae: 25
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 66
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 260
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