African Plant Database

Kotschya speciosa (Hutch.) Hepper
Information on the genus : Kotschya
Basionym : Smithia speciosa Hutch.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Smithia speciosa Hutch. (1921)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect shrub or subshrub 0,9-1,5 m tall; stems numerous, branching, densely covered with bristly tubercular-based hairs; ripe pods and seeds unknown.
Ecology : Brachystegia woodland; bushland; grassland; sandy lake shores; often on granite kopjes; 1200-1800 m alt.
  Very similar to K. strigosa but has considerably larger petals (standard: 14 x 8-10,5 not 6-13 x 3-4 mm); in habit closest to K. coalescens but bracteoles not joined.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 62655
Record n°62655
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