African Plant Database


Commicarpus helenae (Schult.) Meikle
Family : NYCTAGINACEAE
Protologue : Icon. Pl. 7(4): t. 3694 (1971)  
Information on the genus : Commicarpus
Basionym : Boerhavia helenae Schult.
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Boerhavia helenae Schult. (1822)
 Commicarpus helenae (Schult.) Meikle var. helenae (1971)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Boerhavia libyca Pomel (1875)
=Boerhavia verticillata auct.
=Commicarpus plumbagineus var. lybica Pomel
=*Commicarpus plumbagineus auct.
=Boerhavia stellata Wight (1846)
=*Commicarpus stellatus (Wight) Berhaut (1953)
=Commicarpus verticillatus auct.
 
Taxon infra-specific
Commicarpus helenae (Schult.) Meikle var. helenae (1971)
Commicarpus helenae var. barbatus Meikle (1979)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Prostrate, scrambling or erect perennial herb; stems to 1 m long, becoming woody towards the base, from a stout woody rootstock to 2 cm .
Ecology : Grassland, open dry woodland, scrub and riverine forest, often on limestone; 0-2000 m alt. Botswana; Canary Isl., Cape Verde Isl., St. Helena; Egypt; Jordan, Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, India.

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 :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. : 11
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 88
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 36 (1999).
  • List. Esp. Sylv. Canarias : 104 (2004).

Bibliography other :
  • Garcin, A. (2016). La vallée inférieure de l'oued Drâa: Joyau phytogéographique et floristique du Sud-ouest marocain. Bull. Inst. Sci. Univ.Rabat 38:
 
More info on :
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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 149145
 
Record n°149145 modified 2007-04-16
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