African Plant Database

Boerhavia diffusa L. var. diffusa
Information on the genus : Boerhavia
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Boerhavia repens var. diffusa (L.) Hook. f.
 Boerhavia diffusa L. (1753)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Boerhavia adscendens Willd. (1797)
=*Boerhavia africana Lour. (1790)
=Boerhavia paniculata Rich. (1792)
=Commicarpus africanus (Lour.) Dandy (1950) excl. descr.= C. plubagineus (Cav.) Standley
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial, occ. annual-Herb- Ht up to 1 m. Alt: 5 - 1370 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1996). Flora of Tropical East Africa Nyctaginaceae: 3-5

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 233 (1937).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 117 (1991).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°18332 modified 2009-09-24
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