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Herniaria cinerea DC.
Family : Illecebraceae
Protologue : Fl. Franc. (DC. & Lamarck), ed. 3 6: 375 (1815)
Information on the genus : Herniaria
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Herniaria cinerea DC. subsp. cinerea (1815)
 Herniaria cinerea DC. var. cinerea
 Herniaria hirsuta subsp. cinerea (DC.) Arcang. (1882)
 Herniaria incana var. cinerea (DC.) Maire
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Herniaria virescens Salzm. ex DC. (1828)
=Herniaria annua var. virescens (Salzm. ex DC.) Ball (1878)
=Herniaria cinerea var. virescens (Salzm. ex DC.) Batt. (1888)
=Herniaria lenticulata var. virescens (DC.) Maire (1932)
=Herniaria hartungii Parl. (1891)
=Herniaria lenticulata auct. (1753)
=Herniaria lenticulata var. diandra (Bunge) Boiss.
=Herniaria diandra Bunge (1843)
=Herniaria cinerea var. fragilis Lange (1866)
=Herniaria lenticulata var. fragilis (Lange) Maire (1932)
=Herniaria annua Lag. (1816)
=Herniaria flavescens Lowe (1838)
Taxon infra-specific
Herniaria cinerea DC. subsp. cinerea (1815)
Herniaria cinerea DC. var. cinerea
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb with prostrate stem to ±20 cm long, branched from the base.
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Ecology : Clayey “grara” with Euphorbia balsamifera and E. echinus; “hamada” silted by sand. N Africa; Madeira; Canary Isl.; Iberian Peninsula; Balearic Isl.; France; Sardinia; Greece; Turkey; Azerbaidjan; Aegean Isl.; Cyprus; Arabia; Middle East to Pakistan.

Bibliography for North Africa :
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  • Med-Checklist 1: 212 (1984).
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  • Fl. Iberica 2: 121 (1990). 
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 84 (1999).
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  • 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: 166
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 117
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie: catalogue synonymique commenté
  • Borges P.A.V., C. Abreu & al. (2008). A list of the terrestrial fungi, flora and fauna of Madeira and Selvagens archipelagos. Direcção Regional do Ambiente da Madeira and Universidade dos Açores

Bibliography other :
  • Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht 285: 347 (1968).
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