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Neurada procumbens L.
Family : NEURADACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 441 (1753)
Information on the genus : Neurada
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Neurada procumbens L. var. procumbens
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Neurada procumbens var. orbicularis Delile (1813)
=Neurada procumbens var. pentagona Delile (1813)
=Neurada procumbens var. stellata Zohary & D. Zohary (2007)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Neurada procumbens L. var. procumbens
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Prostrate annual, densely grey-tomentose herb to ± 14 cm tall; fruit discoid with straight spines.
Ecology : Coastal plain (Ethiopia); fixed sand dunes in desert; sandy depression with Acacia ehrenbergiana and Panicum turgidum (Mauritania); to. c. 2100 m alt. (mountains of N Africa).
  Shape and size of fruit polymorphic (but constant for each variety recognized by Borzatti de Loewenstern & Garbari, o.c.).
  Saharo-Sindian region from W Africa to Pakistan and India (Rajasthan); N Africa; Cyprus; introduced into the Canary Isl. and S. Africa.
  Sometimes confused with Coldenia procumbens L. ( Boraginacea ).

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

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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 Teline: Biodiversité végétale du sud-ouest marocain
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 124916
 
Record n°124916
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