African Plant Database


Cleome viscosa L.
Family : Capparaceae
Family (APGIII) : CLEOMACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 672 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Cleome
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Polanisia viscosa (L.) DC. (1824)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Polanisia icosandra (L.) Wight & Arn.
=Polanisia orthocarpa Hochst. & Fenzl ex Webb (1841)
=Cleome icosandra L. (1753)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb, branched above, erect, to 1 m.
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Ecology : Rocky and sandy places, road-sides, cultivaded ground; near sea-level (E Africa) – Thickets around ponds, silted-up sandstone scree. The true Cleome arabica L. 1755 does not occur in trop. Africa.
  Cape Verde Isl.; Arabia, Socotra, India, eastwards to tropical Australia; adventice in the New World.

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 :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 58

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BERHAUT, J. (1967). Flore du Sénégal (éd. 2).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • Med-Checklist 1: 156 (1984).
  • BIROUK A., LEWALLE J. & M. TAZI (1991). Le patrimoine végétal des Provinces sahariennes du Maroc.
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice. 1: 120
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 39
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 180 (1999).
  • 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: 345
  • VALDÉS, B., REJDALI, M., ACHHAL EL KADMIRI, JURY, J. L. & J. M. MONTSERRAT (2002). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification. I. 1: 224
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 108

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:174 (2012)
 
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see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
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Map
carte afrique num 12828
 
Record n°12828 modified 2011-05-05
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