African Plant Database

Maerua parvifolia Pax
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 14: 303 (1891)
Information on the genus : Maerua
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Maerua legatii Burtt Davy (1924)
=Maerua harmsiana Gilg (1895)
=Maerua trichophylla Gilg (1901)
=Maerua hirticaulis Gilg & Gilg-Ben. (1915)
=Maerua skeneae Briq. (1914)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Woody herb with many ascending shoots from spreading
Ecology : underground runners, or bushy shrub, to 5 m. Deciduous woodland, bushland and thicket, grassland with scattered trees, often on stony ground, sometimes on termitemounds; 700-1650 m alt. Namibia; S. Africa (Transvaal), Botswana, Swaziland.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Shrub- Ht 0.4 - 3.5 m. Alt: 152 - 1520 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP, MP, SWZ

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 :
  • Fl. S. Africa 13: 169 (1970).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 60 (1991).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 202 (2006).
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