African Plant Database

Amphicarpaea africana (Hook. f.) Harms
Information on the genus : Amphicarpaea
Basionym : Shuteria africana Hook. f.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Shuteria africana Hook. f. (1864)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial climbing herb 0,6-3,6 m long; stems slender, ± 1 mm Ø, covered with reflexed ferruginous hairs; fruit not geocarpous but cleistogamous; flowers present.
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Ecology : Rain-forest with Albizia, Macaranga, Croton, Ocotea; forest edges; bamboo forest; grassland derived from forest (in tangle colonising Hagenia abyssinica grassland); lava; old cultivations; savannas; stream sides; clearings; etc...

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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carte afrique num 70803
Record n°70803
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