African Plant Database

Floscopa africana (P. Beauv.) C.B. Clarke
Protologue : Monogr. Phan. 3: 267 (1881)
Information on the genus : Floscopa
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Floscopa africana (P. Beauv.) C.B. Clarke subsp. africana (1881)
 Aneilema africanum P. Beauv. (1810)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Commelina chantransia Roem. & Schult. (1822)
Taxon infra-specific
Floscopa africana (P. Beauv.) C.B. Clarke subsp. africana (1881)
Floscopa africana subsp. majuscula (C.B. Clarke) Brenan
Floscopa africana subsp. petrophila J.K. Morton
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, sparsely villous, 15-200 cm tall
  see more in the book
Ecology : Rain-forest with Chrysophyllum albidum, Cola gigantea, Erythrophleum suaveolens, Alstonia boonei, Parinari excelsa, Milicia excelsa, in small swamp along brook; fallow in gallery forest on deep soil; farmbush; lake and stream sides; wet or inundated soils
  Comprises 3 subspp.: -subsp. africana; - subsp. majuscula; - subsp. petrophila
  Bioko/Fernando Poo (subsp. petrophila). – Also in Angola, fide Figueiredo & Smith, Pl. Angola: 177, 2008.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Commelinaceae Commel.: 44 (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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