African Plant Database

Volkensinia prostrata (Volkens ex Gilg) Schinz
Protologue : Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 57: 535 (1912)
Information on the genus : Volkensinia
Basionym : Kentrosphaera prostrata Volkens ex Gilg
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Marcellia prostrata (Volkens ex Gilg) C.B. Clarke (1913)
 Dasysphaera prostrata (Volkens ex Gilg) Cavaco (1962)
 Volkensinia prostrata f. lanceolata Suess.
 Kentrosphaera prostrata Volkens ex Gilg (1897)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Marcellia leptacantha Peter (1932)
=Volkensinia grandiflora Suess. (1955)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much-branched perennial herb or subshrub with a tough high, often sprawling and woody-based; stems erect or decumbent cracking bark; inflorescence of red flowers on loose terminal racemes forming a ball of bristles, 30 mm ?in fruit and falling entire.
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Ecology : Semi-desert, Acacia-Commiphora bushland, dry Cenchrus-Cynodon grassland, flood plains, crevices and soil pockets among lava outcrops, edges of pools and lakes, etc.; 180-1360 m alt.

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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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 629
Record n°629
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