African Plant Database

Faurea rochetiana (A. Rich.) Chiov. ex Pic. Serm.
Protologue : Webbia 7: 327 (1950)
Information on the genus : Faurea
Basionym : Leucospermum rochetianum A. Rich.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Leucospermum rochetianum A. Rich. (1850)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Faurea speciosa Welw. (1869)
=Faurea rochetiana subsp. speciosa (Welw.) Troupin (1975)
=Faurea decipiens C.H. Wright (1909)
=Faurea speciosa var. lanuginosa Hiern (1900)
=*Faurea discolor auct.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or small tree to 10 m, crooked in habit, with spreading crown; bark dark grey, deeply fissured; leaves clustered near ends of branchlets, turning orange and red in autumn.
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Ecology : Brachystegia deciduous woodland, Loudetia wooded grassland, rocky Protea bushland; 900-2400 m alt. Very variable species with respect to leaf width and pubescence;
  taxonomic status of variants uncertain.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Tree- Ht 5 - 10 m. Alt 600 - 1500 m. Distribution: LES, KN, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1993). Flora of Tropical East Africa Proteaceae: 3-4
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 327 (1995).
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Record n°82639 modified 2006-11-29
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