African Plant Database

Didymodoxa caffra (Thunb.) Friis & Wilmot-Dear
Protologue : Bol. Soc. Brot., Ser. 2 58: 210 (1985)
Information on the genus : Didymodoxa
Basionym : Urtica caffra Thunb.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Australina caffra (Thunb.) Prain (1913)
 Urtica caffra Thunb.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Droguetia umbricola Engl. (1895)
=Australina acuminata Wedd. (1854)
=Didymodoxa acuminata (Wedd.) Wedd. (1855)
=Pouzolzia erythraeae Schweinf. (1896)
=Pouzolzia piscicelliana Buscal. & Muschl. (1913)
=*Didymodoxa cuneata Wedd. (1869)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual (perhaps, but very unlikely, also short-lived perennial) herb, monoecious, with erect, rarely procumbent stems, usually branching from the upper parts, to 40 cm tall; younger branches with an indumentum of erect,[…]
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Ecology : In shade among rocks in high rainfall woodland areas; disturbed sites in upland forest; rain-forest; dry montane forest; in shaded grassland along streams.
  ± 1000-2840 m alt.
  Namibia, S. Africa: a full map in Nord. J. Bot. 8: 52, 1988; Kew Bull. 39: 599, 1984. – The very dicjunct distribution is almost certainly due to under-collection.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual -Herb - Ht 0.2 - 0.5 m. Alt: 10 - 1740 m. Distribution: LES, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 9: 31-32 (2001).
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Record n°122382 modified 2007-01-10
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