African Plant Database

Cleome afrospina Iltis
Family : Capparaceae
Protologue : Amer. J. Bot. liv. 955 (1967)
Information on the genus : Cleome
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Cleome spinosa auct. in African Floras, non Jacq.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or briefly perennial shrubby herb, very ramose from the 'base, 60-150(-250-400) cm.
Ecology : Very humid habitats, generally on the edge of rivers or swamps, rarely in water, in secondary forest and once “in abandoned cultivated ground by river bank”, in savanna country mostly along rivers; 0-600 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 57
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
carte afrique num 12783
Record n°12783
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