African Plant Database


Melhania denhamii R. Br.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Family (APGIII) : MALVACEAE
Protologue : Narr. Travels Africa 232 (1826)
Information on the genus : Melhania
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Melhania denhamii R. Br. var. denhamii
 
Taxon infra-specific
Melhania denhamii var. benadirensis Chiov.
Melhania denhamii R. Br. var. denhamii
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrubby perennial herb or shrub to 1 m tall, erect.
Ecology : Acacia-Commiphora bushland and thickets; red sandy soil overlying limestone; dry sandy river-beds; dunes; 60-1300 (-1600 in Aïr) m alt. Egypt; Arabia, India. Comprises 2 vars.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Sterculiaceae : 78 (2007).
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afrique N. 25: C.1610, 297 (1934) 
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 2: 630 (1963).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice. 1: 333
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 99
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 113 (2000).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 290

Bibliography other :
  • SAHKI, A. & R.SAHKI (2004). Le Hoggar, promenade botanique
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 148900
 
Record n°148900 modified 2008-08-12
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