African Plant Database

Piaranthus decorus (Masson) N.E. Br.
Family : Asclepiadaceae
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 17: 163 (1878)
Information on the genus : Piaranthus
Basionym : Stapelia decora Masson
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Piaranthus geminatus subsp. decorus (Masson) Bruyns
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Caralluma decora (Masson) Schltr. (1898)
 Stapelia decora Masson
 Obesia decora (Masson) Haw.
 Orbea decora (Masson) Steud.
 Piaranthus geminatus subsp. decorus (Masson) Bruyns (2005)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Obesia serrulata (Jacq.) Sw.
=Stapelia serrulata Jacq.
=Caruncularia serrulata (Jacq.) G. Don
=Piaranthus serrulatus (Jacq.) N.E. Br. (1878)
=Caralluma serrulata (Jacq.) Schltr. (1898)
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Succulent - Ht 0.02 - 0.05 m. Alt: 400 - 1400 m. Distribution: NC, WC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bradleya 12: 57-102 (1994).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 28 (1997).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°72634 modified 2007-02-12
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