Chaetachme aristata Planch.

First published in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 3, 10: 341 (1848)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.


Native to:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Republic, Congo, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe


Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • 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.
  • Exell, A.W. (1973). Angiosperms of the islands of the gulf of Guinea (Fernando Po, Príncipe, S.Tomé, and Annobon). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 4: 325-411.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Launert, E. & Cope, G.V. (eds.) (1991). Flora Zambesiaca 9(6): 1-135. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Polhill, R.M. (1966). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Ulmaceae: 1-14.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • 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.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 1, 2018 Matimele, H.; Osborne, J. [LICO C5 S001] Mozambique K000569830 Yes
Aug 1, 1962 K000243080 Unknown Type Material Yes
Apr 9, 1946 Schweinfurth, G. [2828] Sudan K000243078 Isolectotype Yes
Mndolwa [71] Tanzania K001604538 Yes
Drege [s.n.] South Africa K000243082 Unknown Type Material Yes
Dawkins, H.C. [430] Uganda K:SPC-11030.000 No
Mndolwa. [22] Tanzania K001890746 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [5121A] Ghana K:SPC-02650.000 No
Dawkins, H.C. [431] Uganda K:SPC-11033.000 No
Verdcourt, B. [1580] Kenya K:SPC-29458.000 No
Drege [s.n.] K000243081 Unknown Type Material Yes
K000243083 Unknown Type Material Yes
[2397] Madagascar Chaetachme madagascariensis K000243079 Type Yes
Milne-Redhead, E. [5121] Ghana Chaetachme microcarpa K:SPC-15920.000 No


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