African Plant Database

Patellifolia procumbens (C. Sm.) A.J. Scott, Ford-Lloyd & J.T. Williams
Protologue : Taxon 26: 284 (1977) 
Information on the genus : Patellifolia
Basionym : Beta procumbens C. Sm.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Patellaria procumbens (C. Sm.) J.T. Williams, A.J. Scott & Ford-Lloyd (1976)
 Beta procumbens C. Sm. (1819)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Beta patellaris Moq. (1849)
=Patellifolia patellaris (Moq.) A.J. Scott, Ford-Lloyd & J.T. Williams (1977)
=Beta patellaris var. diffusa (Coss.) Maire
=Beta diffusa Coss. (1852)
=Beta patellaris var. monodiana (Maire) Maire
=Beta monodiana Maire (1931)
=Beta patellaris f. luthereaui (Maire) Maire
=Beta patellaris var. luthereaui Maire (1935)
=Patellaria cordata J.T. Williams, A.J. Scott & Ford-Lloyd (1976)
=Tetragonia pentandra Balf. f.
=Beta webbiana Moq. (1840)
=Patellaria webbiana (Moq.) J.T. Williams, A.J. Scott & Ford-Lloyd (1976)
=Patellifolia webbiana (Moq.) A.J. Scott & al. (1977)
=*Beta campanulata Coss. (1875)
=Beta hasta Link (1825)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual ± fleshy herb, procumbent; leaves ovate-triangular, 4-7x2,5-4 cm. Very variable.
Ecology : Coastal habitats, 0-250 m alt.; in N African mountains (Ahaggar, Tassili des Ajjer) up to 2000 m; in Somalia in limestone gravel below ascarpment; ± 1150 m alt. (map in Thulin & al., o.c.: 9).
  In W Mediterranean Region, Libya, Cape Verde Islands and Macaronesia.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : 187 (2008).

Bibliography other :
  • Thulin, M., A. Rydberg & J.Thiede (2010). Identity of Tetragonia pentandra and taxonomy and distribution of Patellifolia (Chenopodiaceae). Willdenowia 40: 8 Mo1
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