African Plant Database

Zornia glochidiata Rchb. ex DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 2: 316 (1825) 
Information on the genus : Zornia
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Zornia diphylla auct. mult., Baker f. pro maj. parte, Robyns p.p., non (L.) Pers.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb (rarely perennial) from a slender taproot; stems sub-erect, slender, branched, glabrous or strigose, to 40 cm tall; leaves 2-foliolate; flowers inconspicuous, yellow with or without red markings, or red;
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Ecology : Grassland, clearings, open Brachystegia, Julbernardia, Acacia or Colophospermum woodland, Brachystegia-Hyparrhenia mosaics; waste places, riverbanks, roadsides, cultivations; inland and coastal sand dunes;...
  Cape Verde Isl.; Botswana, Namibia, S. Africa; Madagascar.
  DIOUF, M. (2004). Zornia glochidiata C. Rehb. ex DC. In : GRUBBEN, G. J. H. & O. A. DENTON, Eds. 2004]. Fondation PROTA, Wageningen
  Not in Somalia (= Z. apiculata ) Has often been confused with Z. diphylla (L.) Pers. [hitherto known as Z. conjugata (Willd.) Sm. Native of S India, Sri Lanka].
Biol./Eco : Herb; Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°62682 modified 2007-04-19
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