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Spergula arvensis L.
Family : CARYOPHYLLACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 440 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Spergula
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Spergula arvensis L. subsp. arvensis
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Spergula arvensis var. glutinosa Lange (1865)
=Spergula arvensis var. laevis Chabert ex Maire (1938)
=Spergula arvensis var. sativa Mert. & Koch (1831)
=Spergula arvensis f. purpurascens Maire
 
Taxon infra-specific
Spergula arvensis L. subsp. arvensis
Spergula arvensis subsp. chieusseana (Pomel) Briq. (1910)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or protrate branched annual herb; stems to 60 cm or more stems, 5-25 cm long.; leaflets widely elliptic, 0,9 ??1 mm, entire
Ecology : Weed of cultivated and waste places, dry river beds; 1600-2550 m alt. Now almost cosmopolitan; often as introduced weed.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.05 - 0.3 m. Alt: 30 - 2425 m. Distribution: LES, EC, GA, KN, MP, NC, WC

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
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Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Tutin, T. G. (1993). Flora Europaea [ed. 2] 1: 154

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Atlant. 1: 368 (1798). 
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  • Battandier, J.A. & L.C. Trabut (1902). Flore Analytique et Synoptique de l'Algerie et de la Tunisie   
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 209 (1932).  
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  • Fl. Afrique N. 9: 90 (1963). 
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  • Med-Checklist 1: 281 (1984).
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  • Fl. Iberica 2: 146 (1990). 
  • Tutin, T. G. (1993). Flora Europaea [ed. 2] 1: 186
  • 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: 197
  • 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: 160
 
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Map
carte afrique num 13178
 
Record n°13178 modified 2010-06-17
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