African Plant Database

Centemopsis kirkii (Hook. f.) Schinz
Protologue : Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 56: 243 (1911)
Information on the genus : Centemopsis
Basionym : Centema kirkii Hook. f.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Centema kirkii Hook. f. (1880)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Centema rubra Lopr. (1899)
=Centemopsis rubra (Lopr.) Schinz (1911)
=Achyranthes breviflora Baker (1897)
=Centemopsis kirkii f. intermedia Suess. (1911)
=Centemopsis clausii Schinz (1912)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived perennial herb, erect, 15-100 cm high; rootstock and annual stems; mature fruit unknown. axillary short shoots.
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Ecology : Deciduous woodland and bushland, dry grassland, cultivated and waste ground, roadsides, river gullies, rock crevices and sand pockets in lava rock pavement; always in sandy, sandy-loamy or sandy-clayey soil; beach sand and dunes; 35-2500 m alt.
  • HEDBERG, I., S. EDWARDS & AL. (EDS) (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 204-205
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