African Plant Database

Achyropsis leptostachya (E. Mey. ex Meisn.) Baker & C.B. Clarke
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 6: I. 66 (1913)
Information on the genus : Achyropsis
Basionym : Achyranthes leptostachya E. Mey. ex Meisn.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Achyranthes leptostachya E. Mey. ex Meisn. (1843)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Psilotrichum densiflorum Lopr. (1901)
=*Achyropsis alba Eckl. & Zeyh. ex Moq. (1880)
=Achyranthes alba Eckl. & Zeyh. ex Moq. (1849)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bushy perennial herb with a tough rootstock, 15-60 cm tall, branches to 20 cm long, woody at base; leaves short, fleshy,
Ecology : Sandy grassy places; frequently in light shade of scattered small trees or bushes; also along watercourses; ± 1000 m alt. S. Africa, Botswana.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht 0.15 - 0.6 m. Alt: 5 - 1465 m. Distribution: BOT, EC, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1988). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 9[1]: 113

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 98 (1991).
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