African Plant Database

Magnistipula sapinii De Wild.
Information on the genus : Magnistipula
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hirtella sapinii (De Wild.) A. Chev.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hirtella eglandulosa Greenway (1928)
=Magnistipula eglandulosa (Greenway ) R.A. Graham (1958)
=Hirtella fructiculosa Hauman (1951)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rhizomatous geoxylic suffrutex to 1 m tall, but more often <20cm; rootstock 10-12 mm Ø; aerial stems erect, densely brownish pubescent (like young branchlets, petioles and inflorescence axes), often occuring in tufts; inflorescence narrow, contracted.
Ecology : Open woodland, savanna on plateau, wooded savanna, grassland, on Kalahari sands, in seasonally waterlogged sites, e.g. edges of dambos, watershed plains (in the Upper Zambesi basin).
  Resembling M. butayei subsp. glabriuscula and subsp. youngii. Initially described as a small tree; this has not been subsequently confirmed.
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Record n°7875
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