African Plant Database

Aristea polycephala Harms
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 365 (1900) 
Information on the genus : Aristea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 0,4-1 m tall; leaves 6-8, basal and cauline, reaching to ± the middle of the stem, linear or falcate, 3-8 mm wide, the upper cauline reduced in size, partly to entirely sheathing; stem repeatedly branched in upper third, central axis predominant, weakly compressed, but without wings; flower clusters many, mostly stalked, generally 2-flowered; flowers blue, ± sessile; tepals 0,8-1 cm long; capsule oblong, ± 0,6 cm long.
Ecology : Marshy sites; wet grassland; 950-2000 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1993). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 12[4]: 4

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: 88
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
carte afrique num 20315
Record n°20315
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