African Plant Database

Polycarpaea corymbosa (L.) Lam.
Protologue : Tabl. Encycl. 2: 129 (1794)
Information on the genus : Polycarpaea
Basionym : Achyranthes corymbosa L.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Achyranthes corymbosa L. (1753)
 Polycarpaea corymbosa (L.) Lam. var. corymbosa (1794)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Polycarpaea corymbosa var. grandiflora Pax
=Polycarpaea grandiflora (Pax) A. Chev.
Taxon infra-specific
Polycarpaea corymbosa (L.) Lam. var. corymbosa (1794)
Polycarpaea corymbosa var. expansa Balle
Polycarpaea corymbosa var. pseudolinearifolia Berhaut (1953)
Polycarpaea corymbosa var. contracta Balle
Polycarpaea corymbosa var. emasculata H. Perrier (1950)
Polycarpaea corymbosa var. eriantha Hochst. ex Rich. (1848)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb, generally erect, stiff, often branched from the stout, with scars of fallen leaves, c. 60 cm high.
Ecology : Cultivated ground, roadsides, grassland, woodland; particularly on sandy soils; dry rocky places (Kenya); 900-1800 m alt. Extremely variable: comprises 4 vars. S. Africa; pantropical.
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 81 (1999).
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Record n°134143 modified 2010-06-15
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