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Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal
Family : SOLANACEAE
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 13(1): 453 (1852) 
Information on the genus : Withania
Basionym : Physalis somnifera L.
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Physalis somnifera L. (1753)
 Physaloides somnifera (L.) Moench (1794)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Withania microphysalis Suess. (1951)
=*Withania mucronata Chiov. (1927)
=Withania somnifera var. macrocalyx Chiov. (1929)
=Withania obtusifolia Täckh. (1932)
=Withania chevalieri A. E. Gonç. (1999)
=Manoelia pallida Bowdich & T. E. Bowdich (1826)
 
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Shrub, Dwarf shrub, Herb - Ht 0.2 - 2 m. Alt: 15 - 2300 m. Distribution: BOT, LES, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Solanaceae : 227 (2012).
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 130 (1985).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Battandier, J.A & L.C. Trabut (1890). Flore de l'Algérie [Dicot] 1(4): 621  
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 3: 660 (1934). 
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 2: 821 (1963).
  • Fl. Eur. 3: 195 (1972).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1978). Flora of Libya. 62: 3
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 2: 820 (1981).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 3: 41 (2002).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 385
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2007). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.2] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 2: 358
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie : catalogue synonymique commenté

Bibliography other :
  • SAHKI, A. & R.SAHKI (2004). Le Hoggar, promenade botanique
 
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