African Plant Database

Commicarpus plumbagineus (Cav.) Standl.
Protologue : Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 18: 101 (1916)
Information on the genus : Commicarpus
Basionym : Boerhavia plumbaginea Cav.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Boerhavia plumbaginea Cav. (1793)
 Commicarpus plumbagineus (Cav.) Standl. var. plumbagineus (1916)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Boerhavia commersonii Baill. (1885)
=Commicarpus commersonii (Baill.) Cavaco (1953)
=Boerhavia verticillata Poir. (1804)
=Commicarpus verticillatus (Poir.) Standl. (1916)
=Boerhavia dichotoma Vahl (1804)
=*Commicarpus africanus auct.
=Commicarpus verticillatus var. glandulosus (Franch.) Cufod.
=Boerhavia verticillata var. glandulosa Franch.
Taxon infra-specific
Commicarpus plumbagineus (Cav.) Standl. var. plumbagineus (1916)
Commicarpus plumbagineus var. trichocarpus (Heimerl) Meikle
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Prostrate or scrambling perennial, much-branched herb; stems to 3(-10) m long, woody towards the base, from a woody rootstock.
Ecology : Dry bush, scrub and riverine forest; beside rivers and water courses; on a variety of soils; 100-2030 m alt. S. Africa, Botswana, Namibia; Madagascar; Arabia; Jordan, Israel; SE Spain. Comprises 2 vars.
Biol./Eco : Vine; distribution: Comoros, Africa,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Tutin, T. G. (1993). Flora Europaea [ed. 2] 1: 133
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