1. Family: Commelinaceae Mirb.
    1. Genus: Pollia Thunb.
      1. Pollia condensata C.B.Clarke

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Commelinaceae, Robert Faden. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2012

    Distribution
    Range: Sierra Leone to Cameroon, Bioko, São Tomé, Principe, Congo–Kinshasa, Sudan, Ethiopia, Angola, Mozambique Flora districts: U2 U4 K5 T1 T3 T4 T6 T7
    [FWTA]

    Commelinaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

    Habit
    A stout herb 9 in. to 4 ft. high, with stems often decumbent at base or stolons and these rooting freely from the nodes
    Leaves
    Leaves rather large, with a tendency to terminal rosetting, so that the plant rather resembles Palisota, but the margins of leaves
    Leaf sheaths
    Leaf-sheaths lack long hairs
    Flowers
    Flowers white, in dense clusters, open from 10.30 a.m. till 12.30 p.m.
    Ecology
    In primary and secondary rain-forest, flowering mainly in gaps.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

    Pollia condensata C.B.Clarke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 1, 2011 Balding, S. [26], Cameroon K000024394
    Jan 1, 2011 Cheek, M. [5428], Cameroon K000024385
    Jan 1, 2011 Cheek, M. [4969], Cameroon K000024393
    Jan 1, 2011 Harris, D.J. [3831], Cameroon K000024392
    Jan 1, 2011 Cable, S. [554], Cameroon K000024388
    Jan 1, 2011 Sonké, B. [687], Cameroon K000024390
    Jan 1, 2011 Lighava, M. [19], Cameroon K000024386
    Jan 1, 2011 Ndam, N. [612], Cameroon K000024395
    Jan 1, 2011 Akogo, M. [16], Cameroon K000024391
    Jan 1, 2011 von Rege, I. [76], Cameroon K000024387
    Jan 1, 2011 von Rege, I. [23], Cameroon K000024389
    Mar 8, 2007 Patel [7112], Mozambique K000743536
    Mar 8, 2007 Patel [7112], Mozambique K000743537
    Mar 8, 2007 Patel [7112], Mozambique K000743538
    Aug 1, 2005 Etuge, M. [5184], Cameroon K000199767
    Aug 1, 2005 Harvey, Y.B. [122], Cameroon K000199766
    Jul 1, 2001 Cable, S. [2635], Cameroon K000108368
    Jul 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3498], Cameroon K000108373
    Jul 1, 2001 Cable, S. [2819], Cameroon K000108374
    Jul 1, 2001 Kenfack, D. [306], Cameroon K000108366
    Jul 1, 2001 Kenfack, D. [307], Cameroon K000108367
    Jul 1, 2001 Kenfack, D. [247], Cameroon K000108369
    Jul 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [3971], Cameroon K000108372
    Jul 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2153], Cameroon K000108375
    Jul 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [1795], Cameroon K000108376
    Jul 1, 2001 Satabie, B. [1103], Cameroon K000108371
    Jul 1, 2001 Zapfack, L. [932], Cameroon K000108377
    Mar 1, 1996 Lane, P. [378], Cameroon K000108378
    Mar 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [6037], Cameroon K000108380
    Mar 1, 1996 Cable, S. [849], Cameroon K000108370
    Feb 1, 1996 Etuge, M. [1299], Cameroon K000108379
    Jul 1, 1993 Wheatley, J.I. [434], Cameroon K000011683
    Jan 1, 1993 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [67], Cameroon K000011684
    Jan 1, 1993 Tekwe, C. [132], Cameroon K000011682
    Tanzania 42509.000
    Dawkins, H.C. [755], Uganda 2262.000
    Dawkins, H.C. [422], Uganda 4602.000
    Dawkins, H.C. [437], Uganda 4603.000
    Moult, P.H. [24], Ethiopia 36240.000
    Mann [s.n.], Africa K000307675 Unknown type material
    Mann [93], Equatorial Guinea K000307677
    Welwitsch [6604], Angola K000743539
    Barter [1518], Equatorial Guinea K000307676 Unknown type material
    Harris, T. [22], Mozambique K000545026
    Harris, T. [576], Mozambique K000614167

    First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 3: 125 (1881)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Velayos, M., Aedo, C., Cabezas, F., de la Estrella, M., Barberá, P. & Fero, M. (eds.) (2014). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 11: 1-416. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.
    • Velayos, M., Barberá, P., Cabezas, F.J., de la Estrella, M., Fero, M. & Aedo, C. (2014). Checklist of the vascular plants of Annobón (Equatorial Guinea) Phytotaxa 171: 1-78.
    • Faden, R. (2012). Commelinaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-244.
    • Harris, T., Darbyshire, I. & Polhill, R. (2011). New species and range extensions from Mt Namuli, Mt Mabu and Mt Chiperone in northern Mozambique Kew Bulletin 66: 241-151.
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Cabezas, F.J., de la Estrella, M., Aedo, C. & Velayos, M. (2009). Checklist of Commelinaceae of Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko and Río Mundi) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 159: 106-122.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • J. K. Morton in J. Linn. Soc. 60: 206 (1967).
    • F.T.A. 8: 27
    • in DC., Monogr. Phan. 3: 125 (1881)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Harris, T., Darbyshire, I. & Polhill, R. (2011). New species and range extensions from Mt Namuli, Mt Mabu and Mt Chiperone in northern Mozambique Kew Bulletin 66: 241-151.
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Cabezas, F.J., de la Estrella, M., Aedo, C. & Velayos, M. (2009). Checklist of Commelinaceae of Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko and Río Mundi) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 159: 106-122.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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