African Plant Database

Parietaria debilis G. Forst.
Protologue : Fl. Ins. Austr. 73 (1786)
Information on the genus : Parietaria
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Parietaria alsinefolia auct.
=Parietaria micrantha auct. sensu Hilliard & B.L.Burtt
=Parietaria appendiculata Webb & Berthel. (1847)
=Parietaria appendiculata var. lanuginosa Webb & Berthel. (1847)
=Parietaria debilis var. lanuginosa (Webb & Berthel.) Wedd. (1869)
=Parietaria appendiculata var. nympharum Webb & Berthel. (1847)
=Parietaria appendiculata var. vulcanii Webb & Berthel. (1847)
=Parietaria debilis var. micrantha Wedd. (1869)
Taxon infra-specific
Parietaria debilis var. gracilis (Lowe) Wedd. (1869)
Parietaria debilis var. debilis
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb not woody at base, not rooting at base; stems weak, ± erect, <50cm tall; bracts linear or lanceolate, as long as perianth or shorter, scattered glandular-hairy; inflorescence with one central hermaphrodite flower with[…]
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Ecology : All tropical African taxa were often lumped together with this annual species. Distribution map for the whole of Africa in Wickens[…]In the following list, we have, however, followed Gebauer’s treatment of the tropical African taxa.[…]
  First described from New Zealand. Cosmopolitan.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual (occ. perennial) -Herb - Ht 0.17 - 0.45 m. Alt: 285 - 3050 m. Distribution: LES, NAM, EC, FS, KN

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

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 43[3]: 402 (1986).
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 144
  • Fl. S. Africa 9: 20 (2001).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 18 (1999).
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : 188 (2008).
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Record n°122368 modified 2007-04-16
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