African Plant Database

Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
Protologue : Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis [Roemer & Schultes] 5: 406 (1819)
Information on the genus : Drymaria
Basionym : Holosteum cordatum L.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Roem. & Schult. var. cordata
 Holosteum cordatum L. (1753)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Stellaria rotundifolia Poir.
=Drymaria sessilifolia Fiori
Taxon infra-specific
Drymaria cordata subsp. diandra (Blume) J.A. Duke (1961)
Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Roem. & Schult. var. cordata
Drymaria cordata var. pacifica Mizush. (1957)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial straggling soft herb with dichotomously branched leafless at flowering time. 50(-90) cm high.
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Ecology : Usually in shady and moist places; forest and grassland or bushland margins; pathsides in wetter forest zones; roadsides and cultivated ground; 870-2700 m alt. S. Africa; pantropical.
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Seychelles, Africa,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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