African Plant Database

Iphigenia pauciflora Martelli
Protologue : Fl. Bogos. 86 (1886)
Information on the genus : Iphigenia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Iphigenia ledermannii Engl. & K. Krause (1910)
=*Iphigenia sudanica A. Chev. (1920)
=Iphigenia abyssinica Chiov. (1911)
=Helonias guineensis Thonn. (1827)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 35 cm tall, slender, near I. oliveri but: pedicel erect, 2-2,5 cm long; perianth segments 3,5-6 mm long.
Ecology : Shallow soil over rock; moist hollows in savanna, bushland or woodland; quite common in low-lying seasonally-marshy grassland, but overlooked; often on laterite outcrops; sand; flat open area with Euclea, Dodonaea; Acacia, Dichrostachys, Anogeissus scrub in open bare land; eroded area of volcanic ash near gullies with exposed subsoil; rocky outcrops in Acacia, Commiphora, Terminalia woodland on limestone slopes with sandy soil; in short grass near rivers; dambos; Brachystegia woodland; abandoned cultivations in very stony bush; 350 (? and less)-2000 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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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 30316
Record n°30316 modified 2007-03-20
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