African Plant Database

Heterotis rotundifolia (Sm.) Jacq.-Fél.
Protologue : Adansonia, sér. 2 20(4): 417 (1981)
Information on the genus : Heterotis
Basionym : Osbeckia rotundifolia Sm.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dissotis rotundifolia (Sm.) Triana var. rotundifolia (1871)
 Osbeckia rotundifolia Sm.
 Dissotis rotundifolia (Sm.) Triana (1871)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Melastoma plumosa D. Don
=Dissotis plumosa (D. Don) Hook. f. (1871)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Decumbent herb, rooting at the nodes, with erect branches to 16-30-40 cm long.
Ecology : Old cultivated land, palm-plantations, in wet sites; swamps, watersides; grassland, (riverine) forest; secondary bush, humid under-storey; 1-1200 m alt. Sudan: Imatong Mts. – Not mapped (see above under H. prostrata). Fernando Poo (Bioko).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 441 (2006).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°19118 modified 2007-03-30
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