African Plant Database

Wurmbea tenuis (Hook. f.) Baker
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 17: 436 (1879)
Information on the genus : Wurmbea
Basionym : Melanthium tenue Hook. f.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Wurmbea tenuis (Hook. f.) Baker subsp. tenuis (1879)
 Melanthium tenue Hook. f. (1864)
Taxon infra-specific
Wurmbea tenuis subsp. australis B. Nord. (1978)
Wurmbea tenuis subsp. goetzei (Engl.) B. Nord. (1978)
Wurmbea tenuis subsp. hamiltonii (Wendelbo) B. Nord. (1978)
Wurmbea tenuis (Hook. f.) Baker subsp. tenuis (1879)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Resembling W. angustifolia, but: perianth tube 0,5-1,5 mm long (not 1,5-2,5 mm); flower stellate, free part of tepals narrowest at base (not distinctly narrowed at base as in W. angustifolia). Flower colour variable: white with green spots in centre of tepals, pale mauve with darker spots or pale yellow with green centre; capsule erect, ovoid, 8-15x3-5 mm.
Ecology : Short wet grassland to dry sandy soil under scattered Uapaca trees; rocky grassland; forests; especially in moist sites or where regularly burned; thin soil over rock; 1200-3500 m alt.
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Record n°177231 modified 2007-03-20
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