African Plant Database

Cyathula orthacantha (Hochst. ex Asch.) Schinz
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(1a): 108 (1893)
Information on the genus : Cyathula
Basionym : Pupalia orthacantha Hochst. ex Asch.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pupalia orthacantha Hochst. ex Asch.
 Sericocomopsis orthacantha (Hochst. ex Asch.) Peter (1938)
 Cyphocarpa orthacantha (Hochst. ex Asch.) C.B. Clarke (1913)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pupalia erecta Suess. (1938)
=Cyphocarpa kilimandscharica Suess. & Beyerle
=Cyphocarpa orthacanthoides Suess.
=Cyathula kilimandscharica Suess. & Beyerle (1938)
=Cyathula orthacanthoides Suess. (1950)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb, usually much-branched, erect to prostrate, commonly Moist mud; 1700 m alt.
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Ecology : Many habitats; mostly in rough (overgrazed) grassland with Acacia scrub and on disturbed and stony ground; not rarely near rivers or waterholes; common on sandy loam or alluvium, but also on volcanic soils and heavy black soils; 100-1500 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.3 - 1.5 m. Alt: 795 - 1310 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1985). Flora of Tropical East Africa Amaranthaceae: 66-67
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1988). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 9[1]: 84-86
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

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: 101

Bibliography other :
  • Hedberb, I., Edwards &al. (eds) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2/1: 319
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