African Plant Database


Aneilema umbrosum (Vahl) Kunth
Family : COMMELINACEAE
Protologue : Enum. Pl. (Kunth) 4: 71 (1843) 
Information on the genus : Aneilema
Basionym : Commelina umbrosa Vahl
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aneilema umbrosum (Vahl) Kunth subsp. umbrosum (1843)
 Commelina umbrosa Vahl
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aneilema ovato-oblongum var. nigritanum C.B. Clarke
=Aneilema nigritanum (C.B. Clarke) Hutch. (1936)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Aneilema umbrosum (Vahl) Kunth subsp. umbrosum (1843)
Aneilema umbrosum subsp. ovato-oblongum (P. Beauv.) J. K. Morton
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Straggling or week erect perennial herb rooting at nodes; stems subglabrous; flowering branches ascending to 50 cm
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Ecology : Rain-forest; forest streams; lowland farmbush; secondary forest; hardpan (Centr. Afr. Rep.); lagoon; swampy savanna; epiphytic on oil-palm, on rock in forest shade; abundant in clearings; damp flat among grasses; 93-1760 m alt.
  Comprises 2 subspp.: - subsp.: umbrosum; -oblongum
  Bioko/Fernando Poo (both subspp.); S. America from Panama to Brazil (subsp. ovato-oblongum).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Pl. Mt Cameroon : 150 (1998).
  • Pl. Kupe : 430 (2004).
  • Fl. anal. Bénin : 71 (2006).
  • Checklist Commel. Equat. Guinea : 110 (2009).
  • Fl. Rép. Guinée 1: 387 (2009).
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Commelinaceae Commel.: 110 (2012)

Bibliography other :
  • Vasc. Pl. Dzanga-Sangha Res. : 222 (2002).
  • Sosef & al (2006). Check-list des Plantes Vasculaires du Gabon.
  • Guide Florist. Parc. Natl. Cantanhez (Guin-Bissau) : 710 (2010).
  • Pl. Mefou prop. Natl. Park Yaoundé : 218 (2011).
 
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Map
carte afrique num 176383
 
Record n°176383
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