African Plant Database

Mesanthemum Körn.
Protologue : Linnaea 27: 527 (1856)
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Male flowers with united petals; female ones with petals free at base and apex but united in the middle; flowers 3-merous.
Ecology : Genus of 15 species in tropical Africa, and Madagascar (2 endemic); annual species only in W Africa. Records from S. America erroneous.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 32 (1995).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 4: 606 (1997).
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 156 (2012).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
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Record n°192563 modified 2008-12-27
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