African Plant Database

Balanophora abbreviata Blume
Protologue : Enum. Pl. Javae 1: 87 (1827) 
Information on the genus : Balanophora
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Balaniella abbreviata (Blume) Tiegh. (1907)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Balanophora hildebrandtii Rchb. f. (1876)
=Balaniella hildebrandtii (Rchb. f.) Tiegh. (1907)
=Balaniella distans Tiegh. (1907)
=Balanophora distans (Tiegh.) Harms (1935)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Fleshy monoecious (inflorescences bisexual) herbaceous root parasite, yellowish-white, without chlorophyll, with underground tubers single or forming a dense mass branching from the base, to 5 cm Ø; single tuber obconical, 2,5x1,7 cm,[…]
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Ecology : Evergreen forest on Ficus sp. (Congo, known from only one place, coll. Sita s.n., 1966).
  Madagascar, Comores, Indian and Indo-Chinese subcontinents, Malesia, Pacific Islands (Tahiti; from sea-level to 2250 m alt.); on a variety of hosts, incl. various Ficus spp.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Thicket, Forest; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Comoros, Africa, Asia, Australasia/Pacific,
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Record n°5446 modified 2009-09-02
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