African Plant Database

Tristemma mauritianum J.F. Gmel.
Protologue : Syst. Nat., ed. 13[bis] 2(1): 693 (1791)
Information on the genus : Tristemma
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tristemma mauritianum J.F. Gmel. var. mauritianum
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Tristemma mauritianum Pers.
=Osbeckia virusana (Juss.) Baill.
=Tristemma virusanum Juss. (1789)
=Melastoma virusanum (Juss.) D. Don (1823)
=Tristemma acuminatum A. Fern. & R. Fern. (1956)
=*Tristemma coronatum auct. (1849) A.Fern. & R.Fern., non Benth.
=Tristemma grandiflorum (Cogn.) Gilg
=Tristemma schumacheri var. grandifolium Cogn.
=Tristemma incompletum var. grandifolium (Cogn.) Hiern
=Tristemma grandifolium (Cogn.) Gilg (1898)
=Tristemma incompletum R. Br.
=Tristemma angolense Gilg (1898)
=Tristemma fruticulosum Gilg
=*Tristemma schumacheri auct. p.p.
=Tristemma grandifolium var. congolanum De Wild.
=Tristemma kassnerianum Kraenzl. (1931)
=Tristemma quadriannulatum De Wild. (1915)
=Tristemma virusamum Juss.
Taxon infra-specific
Tristemma mauritianum var. mildbraedii (Gilg) Jacq.-Fél. (1976)
Tristemma mauritianum var. rozeiranum Jacq.-Fél. (1976)
Tristemma mauritianum J.F. Gmel. var. mauritianum
Tristemma mauritianum var. thomense (J.H.P.B. Ferreira) Jacq.-Fél. (1976)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or climbing succulent perennial herb or shrub, subwoody at base, (0,3-)0,6-1,5-2(-2,5) m high; young branches stout, winged.
Ecology : Marshy clearings in rain-forest, swampy riverine forest; sometimes amongst rocks; 0-2000 m alt. Comprises 4 vars. Fernando Poo (Bioko); Madagascar, Mascarene Isl.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Shrub; distribution: Comoros, Africa,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:292 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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Record n°177543 modified 2009-09-25
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