African Plant Database

Hermbstaedtia odorata (Burch.) T. Cooke
Protologue : Fl. Cap. (Harvey) 5: I. 407 (1910) 
Information on the genus : Hermbstaedtia
Basionym : Celosia odorata Burch.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Celosia odorata Burch. (1849)
 Hermbstaedtia odorata (Burch.) T. Cooke var. odorata (1910)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Celosia recurva Burch.
=Hermbstaedtia recurva (Burch.) C.B. Clarke (1913)
=Hermbstaedtia dammarensis C.B. Clarke (1913)
=Hermbstaedtia elegans Moq. (1849)
=Hermbstaedtia laxiflora Lopr. (1901)
=Hermbstaedtia rubromarginata C.H. Wright (1910)
=Hermbstaedtia tetrastigma Suess. (1950)
=*Hermbstaedtia transvaalensis Gand. (1919)
=Hermbstaedtia transvaalensis Lopr. (1901)
Taxon infra-specific
Hermbstaedtia odorata var. albi-rosea Suess.
Hermbstaedtia odorata var. aurantiaca (Suess.) C.C. Towns. (1982)
Hermbstaedtia odorata (Burch.) T. Cooke var. odorata (1910)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or ascending perennial herb, 15-60 cm high, with a tuberous usually much-branched towards base.
Ecology : Grassland, savanna, riverine vegetation, scrub mopane, “bushveld”, etc.; weed of roadsides and cultivation; loose red sand, gritty loam, gravel (hard limestone), serpentine and basalt. Comprises 2 vars. Botswana, Namibia, S. Africa.
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Record n°174984 modified 2014-08-28
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