African Plant Database


Commicarpus pentandrus (Burch.) Heimerl
Family : NYCTAGINACEAE
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. ed. 2, 16[c]: 117 (1934)
Information on the genus : Commicarpus
Basionym : Boerhavia pentandra Burch.
 
 
Status
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
 
Map
carte afrique num 18415
 
Record n°18415
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