African Plant Database

Polycarpaea spicata Wight ex Arn.
Protologue : Ann. Nat. Hist., Ser. 1 3: 91 (1839)
Information on the genus : Polycarpaea
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Polycarpaea staticaeformis Webb
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb to 10 cm high, branching mainly from the base, high, usually simple.
Ecology : Sand and rocks; near sea-shore; 300 m alt. Egypt; Arabia, Socotra, Iran, Pakistan, India (coastal areas of Goa/Diu, Gujarat), Australia.

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 :
  • Med-Checklist 1: 241 (1984).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 81 (1999).
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 Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 13159
Record n°13159
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