African Plant Database

Aneilema silvaticum Brenan
Protologue : Kew Bull. 1952, 203 (1952)
Information on the genus : Aneilema
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aneilema silvaticum Brenan var. silvaticum (1952)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aneilema affine De Wild. (1915)
Taxon infra-specific
Aneilema silvaticum Brenan var. silvaticum (1952)
Aneilema silvaticum var. pilosum Brenan
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Slender, straggling herb, mat-forming, with fibrous roots at lower nodes; flowering stems ascending, to c. 0,3 m tall
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Ecology : Margin of forest, in shade; (swamp) forest; 200-880 m alt.
  Comprises 2 vars.; the typical variety resembling a miniature of A. beniniense.
  Easily overlooked. Very few collections known. Threatened by clearance of forest for timber and/or agriculture (Harvey & al., l.c.).
  Bioko/Fernando Poo (Cabezas & al., Checklist Commelin. Equat. Guinea: 109-110, 2009).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Pl. Mt Cameroon : 150 (1998).
  • Pl. Kupe : 430 (2004).
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carte afrique num 176381
Record n°176381
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