African Plant Database

Biophytum abyssinicum Steud. ex A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 122 (1847)  
Information on the genus : Biophytum
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Biophytum reinwardtii subsp. abyssinicum (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Steenis
 Oxalis abyssinica (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Walp.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Biophytum reinwardtii (Zucc.) Klotzsch
=Oxalis reinwardtii Zucc. (1829)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb 5-30 cm tall.
Ecology : Damp shady often rocky places in open grassland or Brachystegia and Colophospermum mopane woodland; occasionally common in bare sandy ground (Kenya); 380-1600 (-2650 in Kenya) m alt. Caprivi Strip.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Dwarf shrub, Succulent- in states: NAM

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 523 (2006).

Bibliography other :
  • Fischer, E., K. Rembold & al. (2010). Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Kakamega Forest, Western Province, Kenya J. E. Africa Nat. Hist. Soc. : 137 
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