African Plant Database

Cleome angustifolia Forssk.
Family : Capparaceae
Protologue : Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 120 (1775)
Information on the genus : Cleome
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cleome angustifolia Forssk. subsp. angustifolia (1775)
 Coalisina angustifolia (Forssk.) Raf.
 Coalisina angustifolia (Forssk.) Raf. subsp. angustifolia
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dianthera hochstetteri Eichler
=Cleome hochstetteri (Eichler) Cufod. (1969)
=Cleome didynama Hochst. ex Oliv.
=Polanisia didynama (Hochst. ex Oliv.) T. Durand & Schinz (1898)
=Cleome filifolia Vahl (1790)
=Dianthera abyssinica Schweinf.
Taxon infra-specific
Cleome angustifolia var. diandra
Cleome angustifolia subsp. petersiana (Klotzsch ex Sond.) Kers
Cleome angustifolia Forssk. subsp. angustifolia (1775)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Polytypic annual herb, rarely behaving as a short-lived perennial, erect, simple to branched, to 1,6 m.
  see more in the book
Ecology : Mountainous, arid to semi-arid regions with annual rainfall averaging about 200 mm (subsp. angustifolia); for other subsp.: very disjunct area linked to rainfall. Arabia (Yemen), Namibia, S. Africa, Botswana, Swaziland. (see more in the book)

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography other :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
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Record n°174374 modified 2008-09-30
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