African Plant Database

Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens (Moq.) C.C. Towns.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 29: 473 (1974)
Information on the genus : Achyranthes
Basionym : Achyranthes fruticosa var. pubescens Moq.
Status for NA : accepted (weed)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Achyranthes fruticosa var. pubescens Moq. (1849)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Achyranthes bidentata auct. sensu C.C.Towns. quoad pl. afr. or., non Blume
=Achyranthes aspera var. nigro-olivacea Suess.
=Achyranthes aspera var. fruticosa (Lam.) Boerl.
=Achyranthes aspera var. virgata (Moq.) Boerl.
=Achyranthes aspera var. procera Fiori
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : (see in the book p.300) and in Fl. Zambes. 9(1): 109 (1988)
Ecology : They apparently occur constantly in relictforests, and may possibly thus represent a truly indigenous African taxon worthy of formal infraspecific rank. (see more in the book)
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht 0.2 - 2 m. Alt: 165 - 1460 m. Distribution: KN, NC

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

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 139 (1999).
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