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Polycarpon tetraphyllum (L.) L.
Family : CARYOPHYLLACEAE
Protologue : Syst. Nat., ed. 10 2: 881 (1759) 
Information on the genus : Polycarpon
Basionym : Mollugo tetraphylla L.
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Polycarpon tetraphyllum (L.) L. subsp. tetraphyllum
 Mollugo tetraphylla L.
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Polycarpon tetraphyllum var. rotundatum Batt. (1907)
=Polycarpon succulentum auct.
=Polycarpon tetraphyllum var. verticillatum Fenzl (1844)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Polycarpon tetraphyllum (L.) L. subsp. tetraphyllum
Polycarpon tetraphyllum subsp. alsinifolium (Biv.) Ball (1877)
Polycarpon tetraphyllum subsp. diphyllum (Cav.) O. Bolòs & Font Quer (1962)
Polycarpon tetraphyllum subsp. sauvagei (Mathez) Iamonico (2015)
Polycarpon tetraphyllum subsp. herniarioides (Ball) Iamonico & Domina (2015)
Polycarpon tetraphyllum subsp. catalaunicum (O. Bolòs & Vigo) Iamonico & Domina (2015)
Polycarpon tetraphyllum subsp. polycarpoides (Biv.) Iamonico
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Diffuse forking annual or perennial herb; stems erect or flexuous, to 12 cm long, simple or forming at the base a small
Ecology : Cultivated ground, bush, river banks, coastal sands, stony and sandy places. S & W Europe, Asia; Egypt, Macaronesia; S. Africa. Comprises 2 subspp. in Africa: subsp. tetraphyllum and subsp. alsinifolium (Biv.) Ball

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Battandier, J.A & L.C. Trabut (1888). Flore de l'Algérie [Dicot] 1(1): 163  
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 212 (1932).  
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 320 (1962).
  • Fl. Afrique N. 9: 67 (1963). 
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1978). Flora of Libya. 59: 21
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 99 (1979).
  • Med-Checklist 1: 242 (1984).
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 1 1: 213 
  • Tutin, T. G. (1993). Flora Europaea [ed. 2] 1: 185
  • 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: 194
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 82 (1999).
  • 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: 169
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie : catalogue synonymique commenté

Bibliography other :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
 
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Map
carte afrique num 134183
 
Record n°134183 modified 2007-04-16
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