African Plant Database

Marantochloa purpurea (Ridl.) Milne-Redh.
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 83: 21 (1950)
Information on the genus : Marantochloa
Basionym : Clinogyne purpurea Ridl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Clinogyne purpurea Ridl. (1887)
 Clinogyne schweinfurthiana K. Schum. (1902)
 Donax purpurea (Ridl.) K. Schum.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Clinogyne baumannii K. Schum.
=Donax arillata K. Schum. (1892)
=Clinogyne arillata (K. Schum.) K. Schum. (1902)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or sarmentose rhizomatous perennial herb, ramose, 0,9-3 m tall; shoots pubescent
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Ecology : Brook sides and wet areas in forest; dry forest; forest edges; semi-flooded meadow; densely wooded savanna on sandy soil; clearings; locally abundant on roadsides; sometimes in stands; 200-1500 m alt.
  Stems are used to make mats, leaves as wrappers.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography other :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:63 (2012)
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