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Polycarpaea nivea (Aiton) Webb
Protologue : Niger Fl. 104 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Polycarpaea
Basionym : Achyranthes nivea Aiton
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Achyranthes nivea Aiton
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Polycarpaea microphylla Cav. (1801)
=Polycarpaea gnaphalodes (Schousb.) Poir. (1816)
=Illecebrum gnaphalodes Schousb. (1874)
=Polycarpaea candida Webb & Berthel. (1840)
=Polycarpaea candida var. diffusa Pit. (1909)
=Polycarpaea candida var. pygmaea Pit. (1909)
=Polycarpaea candida var. webbiana Pit. (1909)
=Polycarpaea lancifolia Christ (1888)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Subshrub with very woody and thick rootstock 2-3 cm ?
Ecology : Dunes and coastal rocks; also penetrating into the interior in Mauritania. Canary Isl., Cape Verde Isl., Morocco.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 213 (1932).  
  • Fl. Afrique N. 9: 77 (1963).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • Med-Checklist 1: 241 (1984).
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • 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: 195
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 124
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Record n°13154 modified 2008-07-16
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