1. Family: Tecophilaeaceae Leyb.
    1. Genus: Cyanastrum Oliv.
      1. Cyanastrum cordifolium Oliv.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to W. Central Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

    Tecophilaeaceae, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

    Flowers
    Flowers bright blue.
    Habit
    Herb
    Ecology
    Of the rain-forest floor, often gregarious

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, Zaïre

    Cyanastrum cordifolium Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2001 Cable, S. [2408], Cameroon K000025645
    Sep 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2087], Cameroon K000025643
    Sep 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2813], Cameroon K000025644
    Sep 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [1714], Cameroon K000025648
    Sep 1, 2001 Groves, M. [15], Cameroon K000025647
    Sep 1, 2001 Onana, J.-M. [989], Cameroon K000025646
    Jan 1, 1997 Acworth, J.M. [169], Cameroon K000011643
    Jan 1, 1992 Wheatley, J.I. [290], Cameroon K000011644
    Jan 1, 1992 Wheatley, J.I. [52], Cameroon K000011645
    Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1207], Cameroon K000011647
    Jan 1, 1992 Watts, J. [257], Cameroon K000011646
    May 17, 1960 Zenker, G.A. [3669], Cameroon K000256029 isotype
    Bowden, J.K. [141], Nigeria 33980.000
    Mann [769], Cameroon K000256030 Unknown type material

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 20: t. 1965 (1891)

    Accepted by

    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • S. Carter in Kew Bull. 16: 192, fig. 1, 4-9 (1962)
    • Engl. in Engl. & Prantl, Pflanzenfam. ed. 2, 15a: 189, fig. 72 J-M
    • in Hook., Ic. Pl. 20: t. 1965 (1891)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0