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Aneilema lanceolatum Benth.
Protologue : Niger Fl. 546 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Aneilema
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aneilema lanceolatum Benth. subsp. lanceolatum (1849)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aneilema lujae De Wild. & T. Durand
=Aneilema russeggeri (Fenzl) C.B. Clarke
=Lamprodithyros russeggeri Fenzl
=Aneilema schweinfurthii C.B. Clarke (1881)
=Aneilema soudanicum C.B. Clarke (1902)
=Aneilema lanceolatum var. pilosum Brenan (1961)
=Aneilema buaricum Mildbr.
Taxon infra-specific
Aneilema lanceolatum Benth. subsp. lanceolatum (1849)
Aneilema lanceolatum subsp. subnudum (A. Chev.) J.K. Morton
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with fusiform tuberous roots at the rootstock; stems erect, prostrate or ascending, to c. 0,6 m long
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Ecology : Combretum woodland; savanna in open or rocky areas; usually favouring friable well-drained soils; forest gallery; deep soil; sands; fields; sandy-clayey soppy soils; termite mound; woodland to 950 m alt
  Comprises 2 subspp. (linked by intermediates): - subsp. lanceolatum; - subsp. subnudum

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Fl. anal. Bénin : 70 (2006).
  • Fl. Rép. Guinée 2: t.74 (2009).
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Commelinaceae Commel.: 107 (2012)
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:36 (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
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