African Plant Database


Sericorema sericea (Schinz) Lopr.
Family : AMARANTHACEAE
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27: 40 (1899) 
Information on the genus : Sericorema
Basionym : Sericocoma sericea Schinz
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Marcellia sericea (Schinz) C.B. Clarke (1913)
 Sericocoma sericea Schinz (1895)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much-branched, bushy annual herb ± 0,2-0,6 m high, with a erect or ascending lateral branches.
Ecology : Sandy flats or stony soil; sometimes in “black turf ”; in open Acacia scrub, mopane, sandveld, limestone pavement; among quartzite blocks. Botswana, Namibia, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.2 - 0.6 m. Alt: 795 - 1370 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP, MP, NC, NW

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1988). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 9[1]: 68-70
 
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
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