African Plant Database

Sabicea medusula K. Schum. ex Wernham
Protologue : Monogr. Sabicea: 44 (1914)
Information on the genus : Sabicea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pseudosabicea medusula (K. Schum. ex Wernham) N. Hallé (1963)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Small, creeping, rhizomatous herb, up to 30 cm tall; stems trailing and decumbent 1.5–2 mm thick, flowering portion ascending, stems villose, with stiff patent reddish hairs 2–2.5 mm long intermingled with short and sparse uncinate hairs.
Ecology : Degraded areas in forest, usually growing in half-shade and often covering the ground on paths; also along forest streams (which are probably the original habitat) and sometimes in cocoa plantations; at 0–580 m alt.
  • Zemagh L.A., S. Liede-Schumann, O. Lachenaud & al. (2017). Taxonomic revision of Sabicea subgenus Anisophyllae (Ixoroideae, Rubiaceae) from Tropical Africa, with four new species. Phytotaxa 293(1): 38
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