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 :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 20
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 256 (2006).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
carte afrique num 13440
Record n°13440
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