African Plant Database

Cryptotaenia africana (Hook. f.) Drude
Information on the genus : Cryptotaenia
Basionym : Anthriscus africana Hook. f.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anthriscus africana Hook. f. (1864)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, 0,5-2 m tall with an underground creeping rootstock; stem sparingly branched above, ± terete, hollow, striate, generally ± multicellular-pilose above the base and increasingly glabrous upwards, sometimes glabrous.
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Ecology : Arborescent Acanthus forest; forest on old volcanic ashes; rank vegetation where forest has been cleared; commonly in dense shade; along streams; damp track sides; forest margins; Podocarpus-Hagenia forest; bamboo forest; moist ground; 960-3000 m alt.
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Record n°27427 modified 2007-04-02
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