African Plant Database

Laportea ovalifolia (Schumach. & Thonn.) Chew
Protologue : Gard. Bull Singapore, xxi. 201 (1965).
Information on the genus : Laportea
Basionym : Haynea ovalifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Fleurya ovalifolia (Schumach. & Thonn.) Dandy (1952)
 Haynea ovalifolia Schumach. & Thonn. (1827)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Fleurya ovalifolia var. repens (Hauman) Lambinon
=Fleurya podocarpa subsp. repens Hauman
=Fleurya podocarpa Wedd. (1869)
=Fleurya podocarpa var. mannii Wedd.
=Pilea procumbens Peter (1932)
=Fleurya podocarpa var. fulminans Hiern
=Fleurya podocarpa var. amphicarpa Engl.
=Fleurya spicata A. Chev.
=Urera spicata A. Chev.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Monoecious, annual or stoloniferous perennial herb, sometimes almost entirely prostrate except for the erect male inflorescences; erect shoots 0,3-1,25-2 m tall; stems slightly woody at base, with few branches, pubescent to glabrescent[…]
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Ecology : Rain-forest incl. transitional; swamp forest; along streams; forest gallery; sometimes epiphytic; fallow land; cultivations (palm and banana plantations); forest edges; waste places; clearings; sometimes very abundant:[…]
  Leaves very variable in size (3-10x2-8 cm) and shape.
  0-2900 m alt. Sometimes cultivated as a pot-herb. The collection from Mt. Kenya cited by Chew 1969 (p. 152) is L. alatipes (Verdcourt 2051).
  Bioko/Fernando Poo.

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: 144
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Record n°122257 modified 2007-04-02
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