African Plant Database

Commicarpus pentandrus (Burch.) Heimerl
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. ed. 2, 16[c]: 117 (1934)
Information on the genus : Commicarpus
Basionym : Boerhavia pentandra Burch.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Boerhavia pentandra Burch. (1822)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Boerhavia burchellii Choisy (1849)
=Commicarpus transvaalensis Gand.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Prostrate, scrambling or ascending herb with stems to 2 m long, from a woody rootstock.
Ecology : Grassland and woodland; often on damp ground or riverine; forest clearings; flood plains; on a variety of soils; 500-1450 (-1770) m alt. Botswana, Namibia, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Scrambler- Ht up to 2 m. Alt: 5 - 1525 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1996). Flora of Tropical East Africa Nyctaginaceae: 9

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 118

Bibliography other :
  • Flow. Pl. Africa 63: 98-103. pl. 2295 (2013)
  • Struwig M., E.S. Klaassen & E. Kewmbeya (2015). Nyctaginaceae: A taxonomic treatment for the Flora of Namibia Phytotaxa 238(2): 131
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 18415
Record n°18415
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