1. Family: Melastomataceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Antherotoma Hook.f.
      1. Antherotoma irvingiana (Hook.) Jacq.-Fél.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to S. Chad and Mozambique.

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Stems erect, branched, 4-angled, 3–4 or more ft. high
    Flowers
    Flowers rose-purple.
    Ecology
    Flourishing in moist places, but abundant also in dry bush.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zambia

    Antherotoma irvingiana (Hook.) Jacq.-Fél. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Barter, C. [1025], Niger K000313114 syntype
    Irving [119], Nigeria K000313116 syntype
    Irving [s.n.], Nigeria K000313118
    Nov 1, 2003 Onana, J.-M. [1893], Cameroon Dissotis irvingiana K000746408

    First published in Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., B, Adansonia, sér. 4, 16(4): 270 (1995)

    Accepted by

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

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

    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