African Plant Database

Polycarpaea tenuifolia (Willd.) DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 3: 374 (1828) 
Information on the genus : Polycarpaea
Basionym : Achyranthes tenuifolia Willd.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Achyranthes tenuifolia Willd. (1798)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Polycarpaea djalonis A. Chev. (1920)
=Polycarpaea holliensis A. Chev. (1938)
=Polycarpaea corymbosa var. parviflora Oliv.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial, rhizomatous herb with numerous filiform leaves disposed subshrub, annual, biennal or perennial, 3-55 cm tall, often with
Ecology : Crevices of laterite plateau; rocky places in savanna. Pyrophyte.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:177 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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