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Persicaria senegalensis (Meisn.) Soják
Protologue : Preslia 46(2): 155 (1974)
Information on the genus : Persicaria
Basionym : Polygonum senegalense Meisn.
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Polygonum senegalense Meisn. (1826)
 Persicaria senegalensis (Meisn.) Soják f. senegalensis
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Persicaria sambesicum (J. Schust.) Soják
=Polygonum sambesicum J. Schust. (1908)
=Persicaria tanganyikae (J. Schust.) Soják
=Polygonum tanganikae J. Schust. (1908)
=Polygonum senegalense var. numidicum Maire (1931)
Taxon infra-specific
Persicaria senegalensis f. albotomentosa (R.A. Graham) K. L. Wilson (1990)
Persicaria senegalensis (Meisn.) Soják f. senegalensis
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect, robust perennial, to 3 m; stem often rooting at basal small cylindrical, succulent leaves, 3-5 mm long.
Ecology : By lakes and riversides; other damp places, marshes, often growing in water; locally common; 45-3000 m alt. Morocco (Acta Bot. Malacit. 25: 255-256, 2000), Algeria; Egypt; Namibia, S. Africa; Palestine, Yemen; Madagascar.
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 4: 356 (1989).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires rares, menacées ou endémiques du Maroc. Bocconea 8: 148 
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 27 (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: 270
  • FENNANE, M. & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2000). Nouveaux matériaux pour la flore du Maroc. (fasc. 5). Acta Bot. Malacit. 25: 251-261 
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 320
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Record n°129515 modified 2007-03-30
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