African Plant Database

Ritchiea pygmaea (Gilg) DeWolf
Protologue : Kirkia 1: 94 (1961)
Information on the genus : Ritchiea
Basionym : Maerua pygmaea Gilg
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Maerua pygmaea Gilg (1904)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial, with a woody rootstock and short annual shoots to about 40 cm tall (geoxylic suffrutex fide Vollesen, Nord. J. Bot. 1: 735-740, 1981); often flowering before the leaves appear; mature fruit not seen.
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Ecology : Deciduous woodland, sandy ground in cleared places or on termite-mounds (E Africa); edge of fields (Zaire).
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carte afrique num 13067
Record n°13067
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