African Plant Database


Melhania ovata (Cav.) Spreng.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Family (APGIII) : MALVACEAE
Protologue : Syst. Veg. (ed. 16) [Sprengel] 3: 32 (1826) 
Information on the genus : Melhania
Basionym : Brotera ovata Cav.
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Melhania ovata (Cav.) Spreng. var. ovata
 Brotera ovata Cav. (1799)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hibiscus azbenicus Miré & Gillet (1956)
=*Melhania ovata var. oblongata (Hochst.) K. Schum.
=Melhania ovata var. montana K. Schum.
=Melhania abyssinica A. Rich.
=*Melhania oblongata Mast.
 
Taxon infra-specific
Melhania ovata (Cav.) Spreng. var. ovata
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or perennial herb or subshrub to 50 cm tall, prostrate or ascending.
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Ecology : Acacia and Acacia-Balanites wooded grassland and bushland; stony soil and rocky slopes; often in overgrazed areas; granitic boulders; roadsides in dry grassland, common (Kenya); 5-1950 m alt. Cape Verde Isl.; Arabia, India; Australia.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Sterculiaceae : 80 (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 :
  • 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
 
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 African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 148902
 
Record n°148902 modified 2009-06-24
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