African Plant Database

Abrus schimperi Hochst. ex Baker
Information on the genus : Abrus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Abrus schimperi Hochst. ex Baker subsp. schimperi
Taxon infra-specific
Abrus schimperi subsp. africanus (Vatke) Verdc.
Abrus schimperi subsp. oblongus Verdc.
Abrus schimperi Hochst. ex Baker subsp. schimperi
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Woody shrub 0,9-3,6 m tall, virgately branched; stems appressed pubescent, finally glabrescent; bark smooth, red to red-brown; flowers cream, yellow or blue and mauve;
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Ecology : Thickets, bushland, (open) woodland, forest edges; Acacia, Delonix-Markhamia and Brachystegia woodland often on rocky outcrops; wooded rocky hillsides; rocky river banks; Euphorbia scrub (subsp. oblongus, thicket forming); (50-)300-1700(-2100) m alt.
  Comprises 3 subspp.: [see more in the book]

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 524
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Record n°61548 modified 2015-10-04
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