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Nitraria retusa (Forssk.) Asch.
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Family (APGIII) : NITRARIACEAE
Protologue : Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 18: 94 (1876)
Information on the genus : Nitraria
Basionym : Peganum retusum Forssk.
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Peganum retusum Forssk. (1775)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Nitraria retusa subsp. tridentata (Desf.) A. Chev.
=Nitraria tridentata Desf. (1798)
=Nitraria senegalensis Lam. (1798)
=Nitraria sericea Jaub. & Spach
=Nitraria schoberi var. faurei Maire
=Nitraria schoberi auct. (1759)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 1-3 m tall with branchlets becoming spiny; stems many, erect, profusely branched; branches erect-spreading, often long, decurved.
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Ecology : Dry and saline areas and salt marshes. Good sand dune stabilizer. Indicator of gypsophilous soils. Morocco, Algeria, Tunesia, Libya, Egypt; Arabia, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan (Baluchistan), Iran. Not in Somalia

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 :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 4: 1059 (1941). 
  • OZENDA, P. & P. QUÉZEL (1956). Les Zygophyllacées de l'Afrique du Nord et du Sahara. Trav. Inst. Rech. Sahar. 14: 80
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 2: 591 (1963).
  • Fl. Eur. 2: 205 (1968)
  • MONOD, Th. (1974). Fruits et graines de Mauritanie I. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Ser. 3, Bot. 273, Ecologie Générale 23: 29-115
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1976). Flora of Libya.
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 456 (1979).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 110
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 31 (2000).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 293
  • 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: 263
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie : catalogue synonymique commenté
  • LE FLOC’H, E., L. BOULOS & E. VÉLA (2010). Catalogue synonymique commenté de la Flore de Tunisie  
 
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 Teline: Biodiversité végétale du sud-ouest marocain
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 124572
 
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