African Plant Database

Heracleum elgonense (H. Wolff) Bullock
Information on the genus : Heracleum
Basionym : Malabaila elgonense H. Wolff
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Malabaila elgonense H. Wolff
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Heracleum inexpectatum C. Norman (1927)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb 0,6-1,8 m tall, with stout but easily broken, fistular, sulcate-striate, densely finely pilose stems, 1,25-1,80 cm Ø below, simple or with 1-2 ascending branches with much reduced leaves.
Ecology : From shade of Hagenia, Rapania woodland to open moorland and tree Senecio communities; Alchemilletum; Hypericum scrub near edge of swamp; frequently in damp grassy places by streams; open glades in Podocarpus latifolius forest; 2700-4200 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°27438 modified 2004-11-23
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