African Plant Database

Bergia polyantha Sond.
Protologue : Linnaea 23: 16 (1850)
Information on the genus : Bergia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Bergia integrifolia Dinter ex Friedr. -Holzh.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual with prostrate or decumbent, 4-angled stems, 5-8 cm nodes, branched, leafless in prostrate part, emitting short erect
Ecology : Damp places. S. Africa (Orange Free State), Botswana, Namibia; Saudi Arabia. Disjunct dry-Africa area.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.08 - 0.2 states: BOT, NAM, NC

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 375-376

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 22: 25,27 (1976).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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