1. Family: Melastomataceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Tristemma Juss.
      1. Tristemma littorale Benth.

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

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    A prostrate or suberect undershrub, 3–5 ft. or more, stems obtusely angled, often wiry
    Flowers
    Flowers pink to bluish-purple
    Ecology
    In wet places.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Zaïre

    Tristemma littorale Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2003 Binuyo, A. [35070], Cameroon K000050134
    Jan 1, 2003 Binuyo, A. [35070], Cameroon K000050135
    Jan 1, 2003 Lowe, J. [3788], Cameroon K000050125
    Jan 1, 2003 Migeod, F. W. H. [29], Cameroon K000050128
    Jan 1, 1993 Nkeng, P. [78], Cameroon K000518992
    Jan 1, 1983 Schlechter, F.R.R. [12407], Cameroon K000197654
    Vogel, J.R.T. [90], Bioko K000312741
    Vogel, J.R.T. [90], Bioko K000312742
    Vogel, J.R.T. [s.n.], Bioko K000312743

    First published in Niger Fl.: 353 (1849)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Gilg in Engl. Monogr. Afr. Melastom. 25.
    • in Fl. Nigrit. 353 (1849)

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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