African Plant Database

Hyphaene reptans Becc.
Protologue : in Agric. Colon. ii. 151 (1908) [nomen]
Information on the genus : Hyphaene
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hyphaene migiurtina Chiov. (1929)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : This is an imperfectly studied taxon almost only known from the original description (cf. Beccari, 1908). It is apparently different from all other Hyphaene in its creeping habit, the several arms of the dichotomies radiating outwards from a central point, the stem flattened, tending to lie on the surface of the ground. Additional material is critical for a better understanding of this taxon.
Ecology : Grows in extreme arid, desert conditions and associated with perched water tables.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Palmae : 23 (1986).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33172
Record n°33172
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