African Plant Database

Talinum arnotii Hook. f.
Family : Portulacaceae
Protologue : Bot. Mag. t. 6220
Information on the genus : Talinum
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Talinum caffrum auct. sensu Dinter
=*Talinum cuneifolium auct. sensu Poelln. (1934) & sensu Podlech (1967)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb ± 40 cm tall, from a thickened turnip-like root ± brittle branches 7-25 cm long; woody at base, …
Ecology : Very variable. Similar to T. caffrum. Open woodland or grassland, on sandy and stony soils or among rocks; 250-1700 m alt. Botswana, Namibia, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual, occ. perennial-Dwarf shrub- Ht 0.3 - 0.4 m. Alt: 200 - 1700 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, FS, LP, MP, NC, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 372

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 234 (1937).
  • Wild Flrs Rhodesia : (1976).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 147 (1997).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°17121 modified 2006-11-28
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