African Plant Database

Vahlia capensis (L. f.) Thunb.
Protologue : Nov. Gen. Pl. [Thunberg] 2: 36 (1782)
Information on the genus : Vahlia
Basionym : Russelia capensis L. f.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Bistella capensis (L. f.) Bullock (1966)
 Russelia capensis L. f. (1782)
 Vahlia capensis (L. f.) Thunb. subsp. capensis
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vahlia glandulosa Schltr. ex Engl.
Taxon infra-specific
Vahlia capensis (L. f.) Thunb. subsp. capensis
Vahlia capensis subsp. ellipticifolia Bridson (1975)
Vahlia capensis var. latifolia Burtt Davy
Vahlia capensis var. linearis E. Mey. ex Bridson (1975)
Vahlia capensis ? (intermediate 1) --
Vahlia capensis var. longifolia (Gand.) Bridson (1975)
Vahlia capensis var. verbasciflora Oliv.
Vahlia capensis var. vulgaris Bridson
Vahlia capensis ? (intermediate 2) --
Vahlia capensis subsp. macrantha (Klotzsch) Bridson (1975)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect to straggling or diffusely branched, cushion-like herb or in the first year), probably rather short-lived, 20-60 cm tall.
Ecology : Sand banks, sandy soil or broken ground; grassland and vleis; 450-1300 m alt. S. Africa, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Namibia. Comprises 2 subspp. in trop. Africa.
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Record n°177270 modified 2007-01-10
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