African Plant Database

Mesanthemum radicans (Benth.) Körn.
Information on the genus : Mesanthemum
Basionym : Eriocaulon radicans Benth.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Eriocaulon radicans Benth. (1849)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Mesanthemum erici-rosenii R.E. Fr. (1916)
=Eriocaulon giganteum Afzel. ex Körn.
=Eriocaulon guineense Steud. non Moldenke
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tussocky robust perennial herb from a rhizome
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Ecology : Swampy grassland and forest; lake margins; acid sand near the coast; often forming loose mats; sphagnum bog; running waters; 0-1500 m alt. – The most widespread Mesanthemum.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13: 71
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Record n°41799 modified 2007-04-02
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