African Plant Database

Cleome elegantissima Briq.
Family : Capparaceae
Protologue : Annuaire Conserv. Jard. Bot. Genève 17: 361 (1914)
Information on the genus : Cleome
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Sieruela elegantissima (Briq.) Roalson & J.C. Hall
Status for TA : rejected (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sieruela elegantissima (Briq.) Roalson & J.C. Hall (2017)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cleome confusa Dinter (1919)
=*Cleome hirta auct.
=Cleome welwitschii Exell (1934)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect annual herb, seldom short-lived perennial, to 60 cm, often richly branched and then of a rather robust and bushy habit of growth.
Ecology : Sandy plains situated within mountainous regions; sandy shallow depressions; roadsides, dried-up river beds and water runoffs; rainfall c. 150-400 mm.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.15 - 0.5 states: BOT, NAM

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 13: 127-128 (1970).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
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Record n°12753
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