African Plant Database

Smithia abyssinica (A. Rich.) Verdc.
Information on the genus : Smithia
Basionym : Smithia sensitiva var. abyssinica A. Rich.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Smithia sensitiva var. abyssinica A. Rich.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Smithia erubescens auct. sensu Cufod. (1955), non (E.Mey.) Baker f.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect glabrous annual herb 30-70 cm tall; flowers yellow in condensed umbellate inflorescences with persistent spurred bracts.
Ecology : Swampy grassland, small swamp in low bush in valley on black clay, waste ground, roadsides; 1800-2450 m alt.
  Very close to S. sensitiva Ait. (S & SE Asia to Australia; introduced in Madagascar, S. Africa).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 61629
Record n°61629
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