African Plant Database

Psilotrichum scleranthum Thwaites
Protologue : Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 248 (1861)
Information on the genus : Psilotrichum
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Psilotrichum africanum Oliv. (1886)
=Psilotrichum concinnum Baker (1897)
=Psilotrichum trichophyllum Baker (1897)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Woody perennial herb or small shrub, erect or rooting at the with few or many thick basal branches and thinner upper ones;
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Ecology : Usually on forest fringes, in secondary cover beneath trees or in scrub; sometimes in open grassland, coconut plantations, roadsides or banks by streams; Mopane or evergreen forest; sandy soil or granite; 0-1520 m alt.
  S. Africa (Transvaal, Natal), Swaziland; Madagascar, S India, Sri Lanka.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Dwarf shrub, Herb- Ht 0.2 - 2 m. Alt: 15 - 490 m. Distribution: KN, LP, MP
Biol./Eco : Shrub; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1985). Flora of Tropical East Africa Amaranthaceae: 94,96
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1988). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 9[1]: 104-105
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Record n°60 modified 2009-09-24
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