1. Family: Melastomataceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Tristemma Juss.
      1. Tristemma hirtum P.Beauv.

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

    [FWTA]

    Melastomataceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

    Habit
    A hirsute herb or undershrub, 3–4 ft.
    Flowers
    Flowers lilac to red
    Ecology
    In marshy places and waste lands.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria

    Tristemma hirtum P.Beauv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2003 Onana, J.-M. [2012], Cameroon K000746407
    Meikle, R.D. [1323], Nigeria 10588.000
    Barter [20171], Nigeria K000312746
    Po, Fernando [6] K000312748
    Vun, S. [39], Niger K000312745
    Stun, Ruin [20109], Niger K000312747

    First published in Fl. Oware 1: 94 (1807)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Chev. Bot. 272.
    • Gilg in Engl. Monogr. Afr. Melastom. 26
    • F.T.A. 2: 446
    • Ventenat Choix des Plantes 35 (1808)
    • Fl. Oware 93, t. 57 (1806)

    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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