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Floscopa glomerata (Willd. ex Schult. & Schult. f.) Hassk.
Protologue : Commelin. Ind. 166 (1870)
Information on the genus : Floscopa
Basionym : Tradescantia glomerata Willd. ex Schult. & Schult. f.
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tradescantia glomerata Willd. ex Schult. & Schult. f. (1830)
 Floscopa glomerata (Willd. ex Schult. & Schult. f.) Hassk. subsp. glomerata (1870)
 Dithyrocarpus glomeratus Kunth (1843)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dithyrocarpus capensis Kunth (1843)
=Floscopa capensis (Kunth) Hassk. (1870)
=Aneilema rivulare A. Rich.
=Floscopa rivularis (A. Rich.) C.B. Clarke (1881)
Taxon infra-specific
Floscopa glomerata (Willd. ex Schult. & Schult. f.) Hassk. subsp. glomerata (1870)
Floscopa glomerata subsp. pauciflora (C.B. Clarke) J.K. Morton
Floscopa glomerata subsp. lelyi (Hutch.) Brenan
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : (Annual or) perennial herb; stems decumbent and rooting at nodes, ascending above, branched, 0,3-1,5 m long
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Ecology : Seepage meadow on edge between rain-forest with Albizia, Macaranga, Croton, Ocotea and grassland with Loudetia arundinacea; ditches; boggy grassland; marshy places near streams; sandy swamps; wooded marshes; with reeds, willows; (15-)500-2100 m alt.
  Rather variable. Comprises 3 subspp.: - subsp. glomerata; - subsp. lelyi; - subsp. pauciflora
  Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa, Swaziland; Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Commelinaceae Commel.: 46 (2012)
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:39 (2012)
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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Record n°176390 modified 2009-09-02
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