African Plant Database

Aneilema paludosum A. Chev.
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Bot. France lviii. Mem. V (1911) 
Information on the genus : Aneilema
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aneilema paludosum A. Chev. subsp. paludosum (1911)
Taxon infra-specific
Aneilema paludosum subsp. pauciflorum J. K. Morton
Aneilema paludosum A. Chev. subsp. paludosum (1911)
Aneilema paludosum subsp. pseudolanceolatum J. K. Morton
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : ± Slender-stemmed straggling annual herb, often rooting at lower nodes, 0,2-1,5 m long; leaves 3-12x0,3-2,5 cm; inflorescence usually capitate, 0,5-3x1-2,5 cm; flowers white or mauve.
Ecology : Damp or marshy savanna and grassland; sometimes in cultivated ground, flooded meadows; degraded humid forests; termite mounds on rice fields; epiphytic on Elaeis guineensis; disturbed ground; laterite hardpan, seasonally marshy; on clay.
  Comprises 3 subspp.: - subsp. paludosum; subsp. pauciflorum J. K. Morton; - subsp. pseudolanceolatum J. K. Morton, with a perennial rootstock of narrow fusiform tubers (hybrid with A. lanceolatum ?). Intermediates between the subspecies are known.
  Cabezas & al., Checklist Commelin. Equat. Guinea report this species from Equatorial Guinea.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. anal. Bénin : 70 (2006).
  • Fl. Rép. Guinée 1: 386 (2009).
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