African Plant Database


Cryptosepalum maraviense Oliv.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Family (APGIII) : FABACEAE
Information on the genus : Cryptosepalum
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cryptosepalum crassiusculum P. A. Duvign.
=Cryptosepalum curtisiorum I. M. Johnst. (1924)
=Cryptosepalum elegans P. A. Duvign. non Letouzey
=Cryptosepalum subelegans P. A. Duvign.
=Cryptosepalum bifolium De Wild. (1913)
=Cryptosepalum boehmii Harms (1904)
=Cryptosepalum busseanum Harms (1904)
=Cryptosepalum dasycladum Harms (1901)
=Cryptosepalum debeerstii De Wild. (1902)
=Cryptosepalum delevoyi De Wild. (1925)
=Cryptosepalum hockii De Wild. (1913)
=Cryptosepalum pulchellum Harms (1901)
=Cryptosepalum robynsii De Wild. & Staner (1932)
=Cryptosepalum verdickii De Wild. (1902)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Geoxylic suffrutex (See Nord. J. Bot. 1: 738, 1981) with a thickened woody rhizomatous rootstock, whence (or from the basal part of the previous year's stems) arise often tufted erect annual stems,...
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Ecology : Brachystegia-Julbernardia deciduous woodland; often abundant over wide areas in miombo woodland and edges of dambos. Pioneer on stony scree or lateritic slab; 300-1800 m alt. Metallophyte (Co = 3-24µg/g Cu = 22-259; Zn = 82; Ni = 14,6; Pb = 11).
  Exceedingly variable species (a splendid subject for investigation by modern taxonomic techniques); certainly one of the most protean species in all tropical Africa (See Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Leguminosae, Caesalpiniodeae: 200-203, 1967). ...
  See Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belg. 119(2): 183, 1986; Belg. J. Bot. 134: 46, 2001.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 70-75
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 71
 
More info on :
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 70207
 
Record n°70207
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