African Plant Database

Tristicha trifaria (Bory ex Willd.) Spreng.
Protologue : Syst. Veg. (ed. 16) [Sprengel] 1: 22 (1824) 
Information on the genus : Tristicha
Basionym : Dufourea trifaria Bory ex Willd.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dufourea trifaria Bory ex Willd. (1810)
 Tristicha trifaria (Bory ex Willd.) Spreng. subsp. trifaria
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dufourea alternifolia Willd. (1814)
=Tristicha alternifolia (Willd.) Tul. (1849)
=Tristicha dregeana Tul. (1849)
=Dufourea hypnoides A. St.-Hil.
=Tristicha hypnoides (A. St.-Hil.) Spreng. (1827)
=Tristicha alternifolia f. sambesiaca Engl.
Taxon infra-specific
Tristicha trifaria (Bory ex Willd.) Spreng. subsp. trifaria
Tristicha trifaria subsp. pulchella (Wedd.) C. Cusset & G. Cusset (1988)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Polymorphic herb varying considerably according to habitat and season; ribbon-like, branched thallus closely attached to the substrate, usually bearing small, leafy moss-like shoots, varying greatly in size; leafy shoots bearing 3 rows of closely set imbr
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Ecology : Falls; 600-1800 m alt. (E Africa). Fernando Poo (Bioko); Madagascar, Mascarene Isl.; Mauritius; S. Africa, Namibia; Egypt; India; West Indies, central and tropical S. America; Australia.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:319 (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 for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 4: 344 (1989).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 373 (1999).
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Record n°175578 modified 2008-07-02
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