African Plant Database


Forsskaolea tenacissima L.
Family : URTICACEAE
Protologue : Opobalsamum 17 (1764); Mant. Pl. 72 (1767)
Information on the genus : Forsskaolea
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Forsskaolea tenacissima var. erythraea A. Terracc.
=Forsskaolea cossoniana Webb
=Forsskaolea tenacissima var. cossoniana (Webb) Wedd. (1869)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or perennial monoecious herb or shrublet with branching stems brownish-green to purplish 5-100 cm tall, often woody at the base; stems ± erect or ascending, simple or branching; hairs long, rigid[…]
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Ecology : Amongst big sandstone lumps with Acacia tortilis, Panicum, Aerva; sandstone lumps with some sand, with Lavandula, Francoeuria, Heliotropium, Monsonia, Ochradenus, Salvia; sand dunes; sandy soil near the sea; lava flows further inland[…]
  50-1560 m alt
  N Africa including large parts of the Sahara, Libya, Egypt; SE Spain (Almeria); Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE, Qatar; Palestine, S Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, NW India. – Introduced into Comoro Isl

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 :
  • Opobalsamum: 17 (1764)
  • Battandier, J.A & L.C. Trabut (1890). Flore de l'Algérie [Dicot] 1(4): 812  
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 1: 169 (1931). 
  • Fl. Afrique N. 7: 159 (1961). 
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 278 (1962).
  • Fl. Eur. 1: 81 (1964).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1977). Flora of Libya. 47: 15
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 20 (1979).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice.
  • Fl. Iberica 3: 272 (1993). 
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, J. MATHEZ, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (1999). Flore pratique du Maroc. vol. [1] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 1: 128
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 18 (1999).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 389
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie : catalogue synonymique commenté

Bibliography other :
  • SAHKI, A. & R.SAHKI (2004). Le Hoggar, promenade botanique
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 122364
 
Record n°122364 modified 2009-09-25
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