African Plant Database

Gnidia kraussiana Meisn.
Protologue : London J. Bot. 2: 552 (1843)
Information on the genus : Gnidia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lasiosiphon kraussianus (Meisn.) Burtt Davy
 Gnidia kraussiana Meisn. var. kraussiana
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lasiosiphon hoepfnerianus Vatke ex Gilg (1894)
=Lasiosiphon kraussii Meisn. (1857)
=Lasiosiphon kraussianus var. villosus Burtt Davy
=Gnidia hoepfneriana Gilg (1894)
Taxon infra-specific
Gnidia kraussiana Meisn. var. kraussiana
Gnidia kraussiana var. mollissima (E. A. Bruce) A. Robyns (1975)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial, unbranched or branched herb with herbaceous or woody erect stems 20-75 cm tall from a thick woody base (2-5 cm at the collar).
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Ecology : Open grassland, commonly following recent burning; Brachystegia, Uapaca woodland; rocky banks; “dembos”; grassy savanna; steppe wooded or not; open forest; top of hills; rocky, muddy, granitic, lateritic or quartz, sandy soil; 400-2140 m alt.
  The most variable of all species within Gnidia and the most widely distributed

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

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:347 (2012)
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Record n°176020 modified 2009-06-16
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