African Plant Database

Persicaria decipiens (R. Br.) K. L. Wilson
Protologue : Telopea 3(2): 178 (1988)
Information on the genus : Persicaria
Basionym : Polygonum decipiens R. Br.
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Polygonum decipiens R. Br. (1810)
 Polygonum minus subsp. decipiens (R. Br.) Danser
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Polygonum salicifolium Brouss. ex Willd. (1809)
=Polygonum serrulatum var. salicifolium (Willd.) Ball (1878)
=*Persicaria salicifolia (Brouss. ex Willd.) Assenov (1966)
=Polygonum salicifolium var. serrulatum (Lag.) Maire & Weiller
=Polygonum serrulatum Lag. (1816)
=Persicaria serrulata (Lag.) Webb & Moq. (1848)
=Polygonum serrulatoides H. Lindb. (1932)
=Polygonum pseudohydropiper Salzm. ex Meisn. (1856)
=Polygonum serrulatoides var. pseudohydropiper (Salzm. ex Meisn.) H. Lindb. (1932)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or basally decumbent nearly hairless slender annual herb cm long, prostrate or sometimes climbing (when under shrubs).
Ecology : Damp and marshy places, often growing in water; grassland, roadsides; montane forest; sea-level-2400 m alt. (-3170 m in Kenya). Mediterranean region; Canary Isl.; S. Africa; tropical Asia, Australia, America; naturalized in Madagascar; pantropical.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual-Herb, Helophyte Ht 0.2 - 1 m. Alt 5 - 2135 m. Distribution: BOT, LES, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

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 :
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : 187 (2008).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:321 (2012)
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°116012 modified 2008-05-20
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