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
  see more in the book
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 :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 4: 344 (1989).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 373 (1999).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:319 (2012)
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under chg
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 175578
Record n°175578 modified 2008-07-02
Feedback about this record