African Plant Database

Cleome rutidosperma DC.
Family : Capparaceae
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 1: 241 (1824)
Information on the genus : Cleome
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Sieruela rutidosperma (DC.) Roalson & J.C. Hall
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sieruela rutidosperma (DC.) Roalson & J.C. Hall (2017)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cleome ciliata Schumach. & Thonn. (1828)
=Cleome guineensis Hook. f.
=Cleome thyrsiflora De Wild. & T. Durand (1900)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect to procumbent, lax, branching annual, 10-90 cm.
Ecology : Cultivated and disturbed ground, usually of rather damp situations; stream banks in forest; 1-1150 m alt. Adventice in Malaysia and the New World (Caribbean area).

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 :
  • 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: 58
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Record n°12818 modified 2007-04-16
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