African Plant Database

Apodostigma pallens (Planch. ex Oliv.) R. Wilczek
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. État 26: 403 (1956)
Information on the genus : Apodostigma
Basionym : Hippocratea pallens Planch. ex Oliv.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hippocratea pallens Planch. ex Oliv.
 Apodostigma pallens (Planch. ex Oliv.) R. Wilczek var. pallens
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Hippocratea chariensis A. Chev. (1913)
=Hippocratea oliveriana Hutch. & M.B. Moss (1928)
=Hippocratea verdickii De Wild. (1903)
Taxon infra-specific
Apodostigma pallens var. buchholzii (Loes.) N. Hallé
Apodostigma pallens var. dummeri N. Hallé (1986)
Apodostigma pallens (Planch. ex Oliv.) R. Wilczek var. pallens
Apodostigma pallens f. capuroniana N. Hallé (1978)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane 5-15->30 m in height with stems >8 cm ?; old bark often greyish or whitish, slightly fibrous; young branches smooth, sometimes with 4 small ridges, glabrous, becoming terete; flowers fragrant, white to yellow-orange,[…]
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Ecology : Forest patches in savanna and savanna edges; rain-forests; lagoons; riverine forests; dense deciduous woodland; dryish thickets; rocky places; swamps; swampy forests; forests with Xylopia.
  Very variable in: appearance of bark, texture and nervation of leaves.
  0-1700 m alt.
  Madagascar (var. pallens fa. caperoniana N. Hallé).
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:177 (2012)
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