African Plant Database

Cerastium octandrum Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 45 (1847)  
Information on the genus : Cerastium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cerastium octandrum Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. octandrum (1847)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Cerastium octandrum var. hirsutum Möschl
=Cerastium octandrum var. humile (Schweinf.) Möschl
=*Cerastium simense Hochst.
=Cerastium caespitosum var. simense Engl.
=*Cerastium caespitosum auct. p.p., non Gilib. (F.C.B.R.-U.)
Taxon infra-specific
Cerastium octandrum Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. octandrum (1847)
Cerastium octandrum var. scandens (Engl.) Cufod.
Cerastium octandrum var. adnivale (Chiov.) Möschl
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or perennial herb, sometimes with rather compact habit Zambes. 7 (1): 40, 1985); the true C. tenuicaulis is restricted to
  see more in the book
Ecology : Species extremely plastic; habit varies greatly with the habitat; comprises 2 vars. [var. adnivale (Chiov.) Möschl. Streams, roadsides, bogs, moor and bushland; grassland; colonizing disturbed ground; 1860-4300 m (-4500 var. adnivale) alt.
  Tropical Arabia.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
More information >> ( work in progress )
Record n°177212 modified 2007-05-03
Feedback about this record