African Plant Database

Alchornea hirtella Benth.
Information on the genus : Alchornea
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Alchornea hirtella Benth. f. hirtella
Taxon infra-specific
Alchornea hirtella f. glabrata (Müll. Arg.) Pax & K. Hoffm.
Alchornea hirtella f. cuneata Pax & K. Hoffm.
Alchornea hirtella Benth. f. hirtella
Alchornea hirtella f. comoensis (Beille) Pax & K. Hoffm.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rather spindly semiscandent monoecious or dioecious shrub or tree with slender arching stems commonly to 9 m tall, more rarely developing into a much-branched tree to 15 m tall.
Ecology : Spray zone of waterfalls; often gregarious in understorey of evergreen forest, secondary and riverine forest; swamp forest (mushitu); occasionally in associated bushlands; 400-2500 m alt.
  S. Africa (Natal).
  Comprises 3 forms: fa. hirtella, fa. glabrata (Müll. Arg.) Pax & K. Hoffm. [syn.: A. glabrata (Müll. Arg.) Prain] and fa. crenata Pax & K. Hoffm.
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Record n°129087
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