African Plant Database


Cleome gynandra L.
Family : Capparaceae
Family (APGIII) : CLEOMACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: ? (1753)
Information on the genus : Cleome
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (weed)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq. (1914)
 Pedicellaria gynandra (L.) Chiov.
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cleome pentaphylla L.
=Pedicellaria pentaphylla (L.) Schrank
=Gynandropsis pentaphylla (L.) DC. (1824)
=Cleome heterotricha Burch. (1822)
=Gynandropsis heterotricha (Burch.) DC. (1824)
=Gynandropsis triphylla (L.) DC.
=Cleome triphylla L.
=Cleome candelabrum Sims
=Cleome acuta Schumach. & Thonn.
=Cleome denticulata (DC.) Schult. f.
=Gynandropsis denticulata DC.
=Cleome eckloniana Schrad.
=Gynandropsis pentaphylla var. sativa A. Chev.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect, annual herb, 20-120 cm.
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Ecology : Wet places, sometimes weedy, open dune vegetation; 10-540 (-1850) m alt. (Somalia) ? Disturbed or cultivated ground, roadsides, perhaps wild on rocky shallow soil in deciduous bushland; 0-2400 m alt. (E Africa).
  Common. S. Africa; Madagascar; most of the tropics and subtropics.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.25 - 0.6 m.in states: BOT, NAM, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 13: 138-139 (1970).
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 41 (1986).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore du Sahara. (ed. 2). Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS.), Paris, 622p. [p.652]
  • GREUTER, W., H. M. BURDET & G. LONG (ed.) (1984). MED-CHECKLIST. [vol. 1] Conservatoire & Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève. [p.156]
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice. [p.119]
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: [38]
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 181 (1999).
  • Collect. Bot. (Barcelona) 30: 29-35 (2011)
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Tropicos
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 12757
 
Record n°12757 modified 2007-04-16
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