African Plant Database

Aristea gerrardii Weim.
Protologue : Lunds Univ. Arsskrift, n. f. 36: No. 1, 17 (1940)
Information on the genus : Aristea
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Aristea compressa Buchinger ex Baker
Status for TA : rejected (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aristea compressa Buchinger ex Baker (1878)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb 0,15-1 m tall; leaves several, mostly basal and c. half as long as the stem, 0,6-1,2 cm wide, narrowly lanceolate to linear, cauline leaves progressively shorter above; stem flattened and 2-sided, branched repeatedly in the upper third, main axis predominant; spathes keeled, margins entire, transparent; flower clusters sessile except those terminal on the axes, usually 4-flowered; flowers blue, ± sessile; tepals 0,7-1,2 cm long; capsule oblong, 5-6x3,5-5 mm.
Ecology : Coastal. Usually moist open grassland, roadside scrub and embankments; dry exposed hill crests; loamy soil preferred, sandy tolerated; 0-760 m alt. (in S. Africa).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht 0.3 - 0.5 m. Alt: 5 - 1220 m. Distribution: KN

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 87
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°20278
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