African Plant Database

Bergia decumbens Planch. ex Harv.
Protologue : Thes. Cap. 1: 15. t. 24 (1859)
Information on the genus : Bergia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial with wiry, trailing stems from a woody rootstock.
Ecology : Sandy soil near rivers; pools; 1350 m alt. (Kenya). S. Africa (Transvaal), Botswana.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Dwarf shrub- Ht 0.15 - 0.5 m. Alt: 700 - 1705 m. Distribution: BOT, GA, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 377

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 22: 29-30 (1976).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 74 (1985).
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see under chg
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 48520
Record n°48520
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