African Plant Database

Pyrenacantha malvifolia Engl.
Information on the genus : Pyrenacantha
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pyrenacantha malvifolia Engl. var. malvifolia (1893)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pyrenacantha ruspolii Engl. (1898)
=Trematosperma cordatum Urb. (1883)
=*Pyrenacantha globosa Engl. (1894)
Taxon infra-specific
Pyrenacantha malvifolia Engl. var. malvifolia (1893)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane with stems 2-15 m long or climbing shrub arising from an exposed or partially submerged whitish tuber, boulder-like, to 1,5 m Ø, 75 cm high, covered with a grey-buff ± papery epidermis; young shoots pubescent,[…]
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Ecology : Dry Acacia-Commiphora or semi-evergreen bushland and scrub, often on rocky soil, lava, limestone or granite; on the coast also in dry forest.
  Variable in habit (shorter and less twining stems in N Somalia) and leaf hairiness (more densely hairy in Somalia); recognition of infraspecific taxa does not seem to be justified.
  0-1560 m alt. Bisexual flowers occasionally at base of male spikes.
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carte afrique num 174309
Record n°174309
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