African Plant Database

Dichapetalum deflexum (Klotzsch) Engl.
Protologue : Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas 235 (1895)
Information on the genus : Dichapetalum
Basionym : Chailletia deflexa Klotzsch
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chailletia deflexa Klotzsch
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dichapetalum mendoncae Torre (1962)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane, scandent shrub, or rhizomatous shrublet; branchlets with a short rusty or cinnamon tomentum; peduncle of inflorescence adnate to leaf petiole.
Ecology : Bush, mixed woodland; perhaps also in grassy vegetation.
  Sometimes confused with D. arenarium and quoted from Tanzania where D. deflexum does not occur.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 20 (1992).
  • KLOPPER R.R., CHATELAIN C,. & AL. (2006). Checklist Flowering Plants of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sabonet report 42 : 256
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