African Plant Database

Polycarpon robbairea Kuntze
Protologue : Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 51 (1891) 
Information on the genus : Polycarpon
Status for NA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Polycarpaea robbairea (Kuntze) Greuter & Burdet
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Polycarpaea robbairea (Kuntze) Greuter & Burdet
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Polycarpaea robbairea (Kuntze) Greuter & Burdet (1982)
 Polycarpon loeflingii Wight & Arn. ex Benth.
 Polycarpon prostratum (Forssk.) Asch. & Schweinf. ex Asch. var. prostratum
 Alsine prostrata Forssk. (1775)
 Polycarpaea robbairea (Kuntze) Greuter & Burdet subsp. robbairea
 Polycarpon prostratum (Forssk.) Asch. & Schweinf. ex Asch. (1889)
 Robbairea prostrata (Forssk.) Boiss. (1867)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Polycarpon delileanum (Milne-Redh.) Monod
=Robbairea delileana Milne-Redh. (1949)
=*Robbairea delileana var. major (Aschers. & Schweinf.) Täckh.
=Robbairea prostrata var. major Asch. & Schweinf. (1889)
=Robbairea major (Asch. & Schweinf.) Botsch. (1964)
=Polycarpaea prostrata var. minor Asch. & Schweinf. (1889)
=*Robbairea delileana var. minor (Aschers. & Schweinf.) Täckh. (1972)
=*Polycarpaea confusa Maire (1949)
=Pharnaceum depressum L.
=Arversia depressa (L.) Klotzsch
=Polycarpon depressum (L.) Rohrb. (1872)
=Polycarpaea mozambica Kunth & Bouché (1848)
=*Hapalosia loeflingii Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
=Polycarpa pusilla (Roxb. ex Wight & Arn.) Hiern (1896)
=Polycarpon pusillum Roxb. ex Wight & Arn.
=Polycarpaea memphitica Delile
=Polycarpon memphiticum (Delile) Fenzl ex Broun & Massey (1929)
=*Robbairea confusa Maire (1950)
=Polycarpaea prostrata Decne.
=Polycarpaea prostrata var. brevipes Maire (1934)
=Robbairea prostrata auct. Afr. N.
=Polycarpaea prostrata auct. sensu Afr. N. occid., non Decne
=Polycarpon loeflingii auct. non Benth. & Hook.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial with many stems to 30 cm long, woody at base, often of the leaves up the whole length of the stem.
Ecology : Sands. N Africa, Libya, Egypt; Arabia, Palestine; Iran (Iran. J. Bot. 7: 218,1998).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 204 (2006).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 58
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Record n°13263
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