African Plant Database

Cliffortia nitidula (Engl.) R.E. Fr. & T.C.E. Fr.
Protologue : Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 8: 649 (1923) 
Information on the genus : Cliffortia
Basionym : Cliffortia linearifolia var. nitidula Engl.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cliffortia linearifolia var. nitidula Engl.
 Cliffortia nitidula (Engl.) R.E. Fr. & T.C.E. Fr. subsp. nitidula
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cliffortia tychonis Weim.
Taxon infra-specific
Cliffortia nitidula (Engl.) R.E. Fr. & T.C.E. Fr. subsp. nitidula
Cliffortia nitidula subsp. pilosa Weim.
Cliffortia nitidula var. angolensis (Weim.) Brenan
Cliffortia nitidula var. aequatorialis (R.E. Fr. & T.C.E. Fr.) Brenan
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Ericoid much branched, erect shrub 2-5 m tall, dioecious or monoecious; branches rigid, erect; marked dimorphism between juvenile and mature leaves.
Ecology : Upland grassland along streambanks; rocky slopes in Widdringtonia forest and in mushitu; moist bamboo thicket and in glades; upland moorland, sometimes forming pure stands; 1250-3490 m alt.
  S. Africa.
  Subsp. pilosa Weim. in S. Africa.
  May form hybrids with C. linearifolia .
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Shrub- Ht up to 3 m. Alt up to 1189 m. Distribution: EC, KN
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Record n°176363 modified 2007-01-31
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