African Plant Database

Cyathula achyranthoides (Kunth) Moq.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 13(2): 326 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Cyathula
Basionym : Desmochaeta achyranthoides Kunth
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Desmochaeta achyranthoides Kunth (1818)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyathula geminata Moq.
=Achyranthes geminata Thonn. (1827)
=Cyathula geminata (Thonn.) Moq. (1849)
=Desmochaeta uncinata Roem. & Schult.
=Desmochaeta densiflora Kunth
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual ? herb to ± 1,2 m tall, sometimes with strong root; plant ±woody towards the base.
Ecology : In forest as ground cover, along paths, etc.; often near lakes or water holes; 1100-1850 m alt. Madagascar; tropical America.
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Africa. New World,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1985). Flora of Tropical East Africa Amaranthaceae: 60
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 58
  • HEDBERG, I., S. EDWARDS & AL. (EDS) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2/1: 317
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:133 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 278
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 345
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Record n°25 modified 2007-03-30
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