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Monsonia heliotropioides (Cav.) Boiss.
Protologue : Fl. Orient. [Boissier] 1: 897 (1867)
Information on the genus : Monsonia
Basionym : Geranium heliotropioides Cav.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Geranium heliotropioides Cav. (1787)
 Monsonia heliotropioides (Cav.) Boiss. subsp. heliotropioides
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Monsonia densiflora Täckh. & Boulos (1974)
=Monsonia heliotropioides var. albiflora Quézel (1954)
=Monsonia heliotropioides var. hassibii Täckh. & Boulos (1974)
Taxon infra-specific
Monsonia heliotropioides (Cav.) Boiss. subsp. heliotropioides
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial erect, greyish-green herb with branched stems, 25-40 erect, decumbent or prostrate, to 45(-70) cm high, stem slender
Ecology : Hot deserts, rocky (granite) places; cultivated desert sand. Algeria, Egypt; Arabia, Jordan; Iran, Pakistan.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 2: 571 (1963).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • Med-Checklist 3: 260 (1986).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 11 (2000).

Bibliography other :
  • SAHKI, A. & R.SAHKI (2004). Le Hoggar, promenade botanique
More info on :
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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 10881
Record n°10881
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