African Plant Database

Wissadula rostrata (Schumach.) Hook. f.
Protologue : Niger Fl. 229 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Wissadula
Basionym : Sida rostrata Schumach.
Status for MA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Wissadula amplissima (L.) R. E. Fr.
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Wissadula amplissima (L.) R. E. Fr.
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Wissadula amplissima (L.) R. E. Fr.
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sida rostrata Schumach.
 Wissadula amplissima var. rostrata (Schumach.) R. E. Fr.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Wissadula periplocifolia auct.
=Abutilon laxiflorum Guill. & Perr. (1831)
=Sida heterosperma Hochst. (1868)
=Abutilon laxiflorum var. paritioides Guill. & Perr.
=Sida amplissima L. (1753)
=Wissadula amplissima (L.) R. E. Fr. (1908)
=Abutilon chapelieri Baill. (1885)
=Wissadula chapelieri (Baill.) Baker f. (1893)
=Sida hernandioides L'Hér. (1785)
=Wissadula periplocifolia var. hernandioides (L'Hér.) Griseb. (1866)
=Wissadula hernandioides (L'Hér.) Garcke (1890)
=Sida stellata Cav.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Subshrub 0,5-2 m tall, with stout stem, often much-branched with clusters of ±unbranched slender branches; sometimes scandent from a woody rootstock.
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Ecology : Secondary forest vegetation; gallery forest; savanna and cleared ground; fallow land; scrub; lowland rainforest; rocky and loamy soils; humid or flooded places; clayey-lateritic soils; “brousse tigrée”; sandy soils; 500(and less?)-1900 m alt.
  Cape Verde Is.; Principe, S. Tomé; Namibia, Caprivi Strip, S. Africa, Botswana; Yemen.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Shrub- Ht 0.75 - 1.75 m. Alt 275 - 940 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, MP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 112 (2009).
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:230, 291 (2012)
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Record n°81974 modified 2008-11-24
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