African Plant Database

Haplosciadium abyssinicum Hochst.
Protologue : Flora 27(1): 20 (1844)
Information on the genus : Haplosciadium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Trachydium abyssinicum (Hochst.) Hiern
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Trachydium abyssinicum var. kilimandschari Engl.
=Trachydium abyssinicum var. lindblomii H. Wolff
=Trachydium abyssinicum var. fischeri Engl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, usually solitary or in small groups, with an (extremely) stout, deep blackish rootstock, the latter frequently furnished with fibrose rootlets above with often annulate appearance.
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Ecology : Rolling grassy hills with scattered trees to moorland; mounds in swamps; among mosses in peaty soil on flat rocks; commonly in damp or wet ground, volcanic or sandy to black peaty ground; ericaceous scrub; adapted to solifluction soil; 2110-4600 m alt.
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Record n°27434 modified 2007-02-19
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