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 :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Tutin, T. G. (1993). Flora Europaea [ed. 2] 1: 133
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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