African Plant Database

Macrotyloma geocarpum (Harms) Maréchal & Baudet
Information on the genus : Macrotyloma
Basionym : Kerstingiella geocarpa Harms
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Macrotyloma geocarpum (Harms) Maréchal & Baudet var. geocarpum
 Kerstingiella geocarpa Harms (1908)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Voandzeia poissonii A. Chev. (1910)
Taxon infra-specific
Macrotyloma geocarpum var. tisserantii (Pellegr.) Maréchal & Baudet
Macrotyloma geocarpum (Harms) Maréchal & Baudet var. geocarpum
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Prostrate annual or perennial herb; stems 5-8 cm long, rooting at the nodes, pubescent to ± glabrous.
Ecology : Dry savanna woodland with Combretum, Boswellia, Gardenia; 280 m alt. (Cameroon, wild plant); sand (Central Afr. Rep., wild).
  Comprises 2 vars., one cultivated [var. geocarpum], the other wild [var. tisserantii (Pellegr.) Maréchal & Baudet]; the more recent works indicate that the two taxa belong to different species.
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carte afrique num 177128
Record n°177128
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