African Plant Database

Kedrostis leloja (J.F. Gmel.) C. Jeffrey
Information on the genus : Kedrostis
Basionym : Turia leloja Forssk. ex J.F. Gmel.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Turia leloja Forssk. ex J.F. Gmel.
 Kedrostis hirtella (Naudin) Cogn.
 Rhynchocarpa hirtella Naudin (1861)
 Cyrtonema hirtella Hochst.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Kedrostis natalensis (Hook. f.) A. Meeuse
=Toxanthera natalensis Hook. f. (1883)
=Kedrostis longipedunculata Cogn. ex Schinz (1895)
=Kedrostis cufodontii Chiov. (1939)
=Kedrostis gilgiana Cogn.
=Kedrostis ledermannii Cogn.
=Kedrostis otaviensis Dinter (1928)
=Kedrostis rautanenii Cogn. (1910)
=Kedrostis rigidiuscula Cogn.
=Kedrostis cufondontii Chiov.
=Toxanthera kwebensis N.E. Br. (1909)
=Toxanthera lugardae N.E. Br. (1909)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Scandent herb to 1-2 m long from tuberous rootstock; stems annual becoming thick and barked.
Ecology : Acacia woodland and bushland; Colophospermum, Pterocarpus-Acacia and Terminalia-Commiphora forest and woodland; 60-2100 m alt. S. Africa; Yemen.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Climber- Ht 0.5 - 1 m. Alt: 180 - 550 m. Distribution: KN, LP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 210
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 368

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • SMITH G.F. , E.J. VAN JAARSVELD & AL. (1997). List of Southern African Succulent Plants. Umdaus Press : 65
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