African Plant Database

Smithia elliotii Baker f.
Protologue : Legum. Trop. Africa 2: 304-305 (1929)
Information on the genus : Smithia
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Smithia elliotii Baker f. var. elliotii
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Smithia rosea R. Vig. (1951)
Taxon infra-specific
Smithia elliotii var. sparse-strigosa Verdc.
Smithia elliotii Baker f. var. elliotii
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Decumbent perennial herb with decumbent stems 0,4-1,8 m long, bristly to glabrescent, forming adventitious roots; flowers purplish, blue or pink in subumbellate inflorescences with caducous bracts, not spurred.
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Ecology : Swampy ground, swamps, streamsides, ditches, moist dambos, edge of rain-forest and swamp forest; mostly in coarse grass and dense herbage; near waterfalls; seepage meadow on edge between upland rain forest with Albizia, Macaranga, Croton, Crotea etc...
  Variable in indumentum of calyx (densely covered with long yellow bristly hairs in var. elliotii; with sparse short not bristly tubercle-based hairs in var. sparse-strigosa from Zaire-Burundi-Uganda-SW Ethiopia).
  Madagascar (var. elliotii).
  Comprises 2 vars.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Subhumid; Freshwater Wetland; 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m; distribution: Africa.
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see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
carte afrique num 176706
Record n°176706
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