African Plant Database

Polygonum plebeium R. Br.
Protologue : Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 420 (1810) 
Information on the genus : Polygonum
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Polygonum changii Kitag. (1965)
Taxon infra-specific
Polygonum plebeium subsp. changii (Kitag.) Vorosch. (1985)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much-branched, prostrate, leafy, annual herb.
Ecology : Dried-up river-beds, drying mud-flats beside lakes; 690-1600 m alt.
  uPossibly introduced in E Africa. S.Africa; Madagascar; Afghanistan, India; Philippines, Australia.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual-Herb Ht 0.05 - 0.45 m. Alt 20 - 1675 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • PEYRE DE FABRÈGUES B. & J. P. LEBRUN (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort : 72
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 52
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:321 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 273
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 338

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 4: 359 (1989).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 28 (1999).
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Record n°115947 modified 2009-08-28
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