African Plant Database

Boerhavia coccinea Mill.
Protologue : Gard. Dict. ed. VIII. Boerhavia no. 4 (1768)
Information on the genus : Boerhavia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Boerhavia bracteata T. Cooke (1909)
 Boerhavia coccinea Mill. var. coccinea (1768)
 Boerhavia diffusa var. hirsuta Heimerl (1897)
 Boerhavia marlothii Heimerl (1889)
 Boerhavia caribaea Jacq. (1771)
 Boerhavia coccinea var. viscosa (Lag. & Rodr.) Moscoso (1943)
 Boerhavia hirsuta Jacq.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Boerhavia diffusa var. paniculata Kuntze
=Boerhavia diffusa var. viscosa (Lag. & Rodr.) Heimerl (1897)
=*Boerhavia coccinea var. a auct. sensu Meikle in F.W.T.A. (1954)
=*Boerhavia repens var. diffusa auct. sensu Baker & C.H.Wright in F.T.A. (1909) p.p., excl. syn.
=Boerhavia viscosa Lag. & Rodr. (1801) (1801)
=*Boerhavia viscosa Jacq. (1804), non Lag. & Rodr.
Taxon infra-specific
Boerhavia coccinea Mill. var. coccinea (1768)
Boerhavia coccinea var. pubescens (Choisy) Cufod.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual (or perennial), prostrate, ascending or erect herb to 1 m long, sometimes with a thick taproot; stems fleshy, woody towards the base.
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Ecology : Disturbed, rocky and sandy ground in open bushland, cultivation edges, waste places, roadsides, sea shore, dry river beds, lava flows; 0-1600 m alt.
  Highly variable, intermediate between B. repens and B. diffusa;

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:303 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography other :
  • S. African J. Bot. 86: 120 (2013).
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Record n°175380 modified 2007-04-16
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