African Plant Database

Heterotis decumbens (P. Beauv.) Jacq.-Fél.
Protologue : Adansonia, sér. 2 20(4): 418 (1981)
Information on the genus : Heterotis
Basionym : Melastoma decumbens P. Beauv.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dissotis decumbens (P. Beauv.) Triana (1871)
 Osbeckia decumbens (P. Beauv.) DC. (1828)
 Melastoma decumbens P. Beauv. (1804)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dissotis decumbens var. minor Cogn.
=Dissotis modesta Stapf (1906)
=Heterotis laevis Benth. (1849)
=Dissotis laevis (Benth.) Hook. f. (1871)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Decumbent herb, rooting at the nodes, with erect branches to >15 cm high; stem sometimes fleshy, 4-angular.
Ecology : Margins of rain- and gallery forest; on rocks in mangrove; forest swamp; exposed rocky outcrops; inselberg. Fernando Poo (Bioko); introduced into Mascarene Is., Madagascar, Indonesia, West Indies.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°19112 modified 2007-03-30
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