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Aneilema petersii (Hassk.) C.B. Clarke
Protologue : Monogr. Phan. 3: 225 (1881)
Information on the genus : Aneilema
Basionym : Lamprodithyros petersii Hassk.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aneilema petersii (Hassk.) C.B. Clarke subsp. petersii (1881)
 Lamprodithyros petersii Hassk.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Aneilema leptospermum K. Schum.
=Aneilema chrysanthum K. Schum. (1903)
=Aneilema sacleuxii Hua (1895)
=*Aneilema tacazzeanum auct. sensu Chiov. (1939), non Hoscht ex A.Rich. p.p.
=Aneilema tetraspermum K. Schum. (1895)
Taxon infra-specific
Aneilema petersii (Hassk.) C.B. Clarke subsp. petersii (1881)
Aneilema petersii subsp. pallidiflorum Faden (1975)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual (subsp. pallidiflorum) or perennial (subsp. petersii) herb; shoots erect or ascending to decumbent, sparsely to densely branched, 20-100 cm long
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Ecology : Moist woods; grassland with scattered shrubs; bushland with Commiphora, Acacia; thicket and forest margins; wooded grassland; woodland; roadsides; cultivations; occasionally in damp situations; rarely in rocky places; sandy soil; full sun to dense shade;
  Comprises 2 subspp.: - subsp. petersii from S Ethiopia to Mozambique; - subsp. pallidiflorum Faden from S Sudan to Tanzania.
  Not in Somalia (= A. trispermum).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Commelinaceae Commel.: 91 (2012)

Bibliography other :
  • Willdenowia 14: 360 (1994).
  • Upl. Kenya wild flow. ed.2 : 308 (1994).
  • Hedberb, I., Edwards &al. (eds) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 354
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carte afrique num 176379
Record n°176379
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