African Plant Database

Pouzolzia guineensis Benth.
Protologue : Niger Fl. 518 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Pouzolzia
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pouzolzia guineensis var. abyssinica (A. Rich.) Rendle
=Parietaria abyssinica A. Rich. (1850)
=Pouzolzia abyssinica (A. Rich.) Blume (1856)
=Pouzolzia dewevrei De Wild. & T. Durand (1900)
=Pouzolzia golungensis Hiern (1900)
=Margarocarpus schimperianus Wedd. (1854)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived perennial herb 0,1-1(-2) m tall, lignified at base, branched from the base or throughout, pubescent in the upper part, mixed with sparse to abundant long erect hairs; stems erect or ascending, terete, greenish (or reddish) […]
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Ecology : Secondary forests; riverine forest in savanna areas; humid wooded grassland; open places: lake sides, forest edges and clearings, way sides, villages, rubbish; gregarious, very common; in shade under trees; sometimes among rocks […]
  Very variable; the extremes have been named P. guineensis and P. abyssinica.
  0-1300 m alt. Leaves used as vegetable (Dikosi, Herbs Ghana: 226, 1998). Can be confused with the sympatric P. denudata, but distinguished from the latter by the hooked hairs on male perianth and […]
  Bioko/Fernando Poo; São Tomé, Principe. – Not in the Comoro Isl. [“var. madagascariensis Weddell” = P. boiviniana (Blume) Wedd., nor in Madagascar [“var. seyrigii Léandri” = P. weddellii Léandri].

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

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 145

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:347 (2012)
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