Kyphocarpa angustifolia

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Kyphocarpa angustifolia


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Amaranthaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Amaranthoideae
Genus: Kyphocarpa
Species: Kyphocarpa angustifolia



Kyphocarpa angustifolia (Moq.) Lopr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27(1-2): 45. (1899) (as Cyphocarpa angustifolia)

Note:: The Nomenclature Committee decided that Kyphocarpa is the correct spelling (Applequist, 2023).


  • Basionym
    • Cyathula angustifolia Moq., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 13(2): 328. (1849)
      • Type locality: South Africa. Vaal river.
      • Holotype: Drège J.F. #s.n. P P00482808.
  • Homotypic
    • Sericocoma angustifolia (Moq.) Hook.f., Gen. Pl. [Bentham & Hooker f.] 3(1): 30. (1880)
  • Heterotypic (ref. Govaerts 2019, Hassler 2019)
    • Kyphocarpa wilmsii Lopr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27(1-2): 42. (1899). (as Cyphocarpa wilmsii)
      • Type locality: South Africa. Transvaal, District Lydenburg. Zwischen Middelburg und Crocodilrivier.
      • Holotype: 1883-12, Wilms, F. #1259. Isotype: AMD.24161.
    • Trichinium zeyheri Moq., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 13(2): 296. (1849)
    • Dasycalyx zeyheri (Moq.) F.Muell., Fragm. (Mueller) 1(10): 238. (1859)
    • Sericocoma zeyheri (Moq.) Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 10(1-2): 6. (1888)
    • Kyphocarpa zeyheri (Moq.) Lopr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27(1-2): 45. (1899) (as Cyphocarpa zeyheri)
    • Sericocoma hereroensis Suess. & Beyerle, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 44: 47. (1938)
      • Type locality: Namibia. D.-Südwestafrika, Gobabis.
      • Holotype: 1927 (1928?), Wernsdorff, H. von #s.n. M M0107370.


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa
      • Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references

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