African Plant Database

Silene undulata Aiton
Protologue : Hortus Kew. 2: 96 (1789)
Information on the genus : Silene
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Melandrium undulatum (Aiton) Rohrb.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Silene capensis Otth (1824)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, to ± 60 cm.
Ecology : Open grassland, woodland, usually in higher rainfall areas. S. Africa, Lesotho.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual, occ. perennial-Herb- Ht 0.15 - 0.8 m. Alt: 6 - 2950 m. Distribution: EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 354-355

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Cap. (Thunberg) 1: 126 (1860). 
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carte afrique num 13226
Record n°13226
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