African Plant Database

Xerophyta acuminata (Baker) N. L. Menezes
Protologue : Ci. & Cult. 23(3): 422 (1971)
Information on the genus : Xerophyta
Basionym : Vellozia acuminata Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vellozia acuminata Baker (1895)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stem short; leaf-sheaths brownish, after abscission of the blade dividing into course fibres; blade to 30x0,6 cm, entire, glabrous, but setose-serrate near apex on margin and on midnerve beneath; peduncles at stem apex, 10-12,5 cm long, glandular-hairy, particularly above; tepals white or flushed with purple, linear-lanceolate, 1,6-2,2 cm long, glandular outside; ovary oblong, covered with short dark gland-tipped hairs, and with a dark globular gland at apex.
Ecology : Rocky places and watercourses; lithosoil (broken rhyolite); c. 1500 m alt.
  Close to X. arabica (Baker) N. L. Menezes from SW Saudia Arabia and Yemen.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 15764
Record n°15764
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