African Plant Database

Monadenium letestuanum Denis
Protologue : Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. sér.1 28: 194 (1922)
Information on the genus : Monadenium
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Euphorbia letestuana (Denis) Bruyns (- fide Taxon 55: 413 (2006).)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Monadenium letestuanum Denis var. letestuanum (1922)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia letestuana (Denis) Bruyns
=Monadenium letestuanum var. rotundifolium P.R.O. Bally
Taxon infra-specific
Monadenium letestuanum Denis var. letestuanum (1922)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Root perennial, tuberous; stems 1-2, annual or seasonal, erect, cylindrical, 2-3 cm long; leaves 4-8, crowded at the apex, coriaceous, lanceolate or oblanceolate, mucronate,
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Ecology : Stony, humid savanna covered with Gramineae and scattered trees which become sparser towards the North.; fairly flat country with scattered rocky outcrops, often of considerable height. 100-712 m alt.
  Comprises 2 vars.
  Only known from the two varietal types collected in 1921 and 1922, respectively.
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