African Plant Database

Hermannia tomentosa (Turcz.) Schinz ex Engl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 55: 371 (1919)
Information on the genus : Hermannia
Basionym : Mahernia tomentosa Turcz.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mahernia tomentosa Turcz. (1858)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hermannia brachypetala Harv. (1860)
=Hermannia longiramosa Engl. (1919)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb or shrublet; branches, at least the outer, decumbent and trailing, to 40 cm long; strong taproot with long secondary roots spreading horizontally.
Ecology : Drier types of woodland, bushland; margins of seasonal swamps. Botswana, S. Africa, Namibia.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Herb - Ht 0.05 - 0.6 m. Alt: 460 - 1525 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, FS, GA, LP, MP, NC, NW

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 13: 9-10 (1980).
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Record n°120798 modified 2007-01-16
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