African Plant Database


Berlinianche aethiopica (Welw.) Vattimo
Family : Rafflesiaceae
Family (APGIII) : APODANTHACEAE
Protologue : Taxon 4: 212 (1955)
Information on the genus : Berlinianche
Basionym : Pilostyles aethiopica Welw.
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pilostyles aethiopica Welw. (1869)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Small holoparasite, reduced, rootless; vegetative parts a thallus or mycelium-like system in roots and branches of the host;without chlorophyll;monoecious; only the flowers visible, 2-4 mm Ø, short-lived, emerging through the bark of smaller branches[…]
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Ecology : Brachystegia-Uapaca, Brachystegia-Julbernardia-Combretum-Steganotaenia woodland on grey stony soil; – On Leguminosae tribe Amherstieae. Recorded on Brachystegia, Isoberlinia,Julbernardia, Tetraberlinia.Stated to be so common as to kill the host tree[…]
  30-40 m alt. (Gabon); 900-1800 m alt. In Angola the plant seems to be very rare, for during the sevent months Welwitsch was traversing the forests (Morro de Monino) daily, he found it only on a few trees[…]
  Could turn up in W Ethiopia.
 
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
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Record n°83103 modified 2007-01-05
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