African Plant Database


Pitcairnia feliciana (A. Chev.) Harms & Mildbr.
Family : BROMELIACEAE
Protologue : Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 14: 118 (1938)
Information on the genus : Pitcairnia
Basionym : Willrussellia feliciana A. Chev.
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Willrussellia feliciana A. Chev. (1938)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tufted herb with bulbous rhizome covered with dentate scales, glabrous, to 70-80 cm tall;
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Ecology : The caespitose tufts are heavily anchored by their roots in the cracks of sandstone rock faces, and pass the dry season in a state of dormancy (fide Jacques-Félix, 2000); the plant combines drought-deciduousness

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Rép. Guinée 2: t.472 (2009).

Bibliography other :
  • Selbyana 21: 120 (2000).
  • Amer. J. Bot. 98: 889 (2011).
 
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Map
carte afrique num 178845
 
Record n°178845
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