African Plant Database

Afrosciadium kerstenii (Engl.) P.J.D. Winter
Protologue : Taxon 57(2): 360 (2008)
Information on the genus : Afrosciadium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Peucedanum kerstenii Engl.
=Anthriscus dissectus C. H. Wright
=*Peucedanum dissectum (C. H. Wright) Dawe
=Peucedanum mildbraedii H. Wolff
=Peucedanum wrightii M. Hiroe
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Hairy perennial herb, 0,25-3 m tall, with a stout taproot; stems fistular, to 1,8 cm Ø, sulcate-striate, ± furnished with slender white hairs, a dense ring of hairs present at the point of insertion of each leaf-sheath.
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Ecology : Rough damp grassland and swamps; open places in the bamboo, Erica, Hypericum zone; among arborescent Senecio; among or on wet rocks in gorges and craters; rarely in forest; Philippia formations; 2550-4300(-4600) m alt.
  One of the commoner upland species of Apiaceae.
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Record n°185665 created 2008-07-09 - modified 2008-07-09
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