African Plant Database

Monadenium pudibundum P.R.O. Bally
Protologue : Candollea 17: 31 (1959)
Information on the genus : Monadenium
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Euphorbia pudibunda (P.R.O. Bally) Bruyns (- fide Taxon 55: 413 (2006).)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Monadenium pudibundum P.R.O. Bally var. pudibundum
 Monadenium simplex var. pudibundum (P.R.O. Bally) P.R.O. Bally
 Euphorbia pudibunda (P.R.O. Bally) Bruyns (2006)
Taxon infra-specific
Monadenium pudibundum P.R.O. Bally var. pudibundum
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Geophytic hysteranthous herb; root perennial, tuberous, 5-6x2-3 cm; with stems, or stems reduced to mere growing points at the apex of the root, 2-10 mm long, 3-4 mm thick, erect, usually remaining beneath the surface;
Ecology : Hard, bare, grey soil, in open; among rocks in gritty soil; shallow soil over laterite, in open woodland; 1200-1350 m alt.
  Comprises 3 vars: - var pudibundum [syn.: M. simplex Pax var. pudibundum (Bally) Bally]; - var. rotundifolium Malaisse & Lecron; - var. lanatum S. Carter
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Record n°174125
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