African Plant Database

Bergia pentheriana Keissl.
Protologue : Ann. K. K. Naturhist. Hofmus. 15: 58 (1900)
Information on the genus : Bergia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Bergia prostrata Schinz (1900)
=Bergia pallide-rosea Gilg (1903)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb or small shrub with prostrate branches; branchlets flexuose, herbaceous or slightly woody towards the base.
Ecology : Sandy river banks or sandy soils in dry, deciduous Acacia or Colophospermum-Sclerocarya-Combretum-Spirostachys mixed woodland. Botswana, S. Africa (Transvaal, Orange Free State, Cape), Namiba, Caprivi Strip.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht up to 0.15 m. Alt: up to 1421 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, FS, NC, NW

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 22: 29 (1976).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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