African Plant Database

Aptosimum spinescens (Thunb.) F.E. Weber
Protologue : Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 21: 18 (1907)
Information on the genus : Aptosimum
Basionym : Ruellia spinescens Thunb.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ruellia spinescens Thunb. (1800)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aptosimum abietinum Burch. ex Benth. (1836)
=Aptosimum laricinum Dinter (1932)
=Aptosimum scaberrimum Schinz (1890)
=Aptosimum steingroeveri Engl. (1894)
=Aptosimum laricinum var. spinosior Dinter
=Aptosimum scaberrimum var. tenuifolium F.E. Weber
=Aptosimum steingroeveri var. glabrum F.E. Weber & Schinz
=Aptosimum scaberrimum var. glabrum F.E. Weber
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Dwarf shrub- Ht 0.03 - 0.7 m. Alt 170 - 2000 m. Distribution: NAM, EC, FS, NC, WC
  • Kolberg H. & M. van Slageren (2016). A synopsis of Aptosimum and Peliostomum (Scrophulariaceae) in Namibia, including the description of a new species, Aptosimum radiatum, and keys to all accepted species. Kew Bull. 71/16: 28 LT2
  • 2 Publishing with molecular analysis
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