African Plant Database


Zygophyllum simplex L.
Family : ZYGOPHYLLACEAE
Protologue : Mant. Pl. 68 (1767)
Information on the genus : Zygophyllum
 
 
Status
Status for NA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Tetraena simplex (L.) Beier & Thulin (- fide Fl. Somalia 3: 565 (2006).)
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Tetraena simplex (L.) Beier & Thulin (- fide Fl. Somalia 3: 565 (2006).)
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Tetraena simplex (L.) Beier & Thulin (- fide Fl. Somalia 3: 565 (2006).)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tetraena simplex (L.) Beier & Thulin (2003)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Zygophyllum simplex var. herniarioides Chiov.
=Zygophyllum portulacoides Forssk. (1775)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial or annual mat-forming herb with many stems, all prostrate or ascending, ±divaricately branched, flexuous, 10-50 cm long.
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Ecology : Sandy wadi beds; “reg”; sandy hollow with Acacia seyal; dunes; coastal plains; open places in deciduous bushland, etc. 0-1080 m alt. From Senegal to Baluchistan; central Sahara; Egypt, Palestine and Arabia to India; Mascarene. (disjunct area)
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: Annual or biennial -Herb, Succulent - Ht 0.01 - 0.1 m. Alt: 100 - 1370 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, FS, NC, WC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 165 (1997).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • PAMPANINI, R. (1931). Prodromo della Flora Cirenaica.  
  • Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afrique N. 29: C.2408, 411 (1938) 
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 4: 1060 (1941). 
  • OZENDA, P. & P. QUÉZEL (1956). Les Zygophyllacées de l'Afrique du Nord et du Sahara. Trav. Inst. Rech. Sahar. 14: 68
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 2: 586 (1963).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1977). Flora of Libya. 38: 48
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 23 (2000).
  • SAHKI, A. & R.SAHKI (2004). Le Hoggar, promenade botanique
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 400
  • 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: 262

Bibliography other :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
 
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Record n°124511 modified 2007-04-17
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