African Plant Database

Hermbstaedtia linearis Schinz
Protologue : Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 31: 210 (1890)
Information on the genus : Hermbstaedtia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Celosia falcata Lopr.
 Celosia linearis (Schinz) Schinz (1934)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hermbstaedtia schinzii C.B. Clarke (1913)
=Celosia schinzii (C.B. Clarke) Suess. (1952)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect annual herb, 8-35 cm, with several branches from the ?at base, from a perennial rootstock.
Ecology : Short grassland, cracks in limestone pavement, open Mopane woodland and Acacia scrub; frequently on sandy ground near lakes or pans. Botswana, Namibia, S. Africa (Transvaal, Cape Prov.).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.08 - 0.35 m. Alt: 30 - 1800 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, KN, LP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1988). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 9[1]: 42,44

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Kew Bull. 37: 86 (1982)
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