African Plant Database

Ceratophyllum muricatum Cham.
Protologue : Linnaea 4: 504 (1829)
Information on the genus : Ceratophyllum
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ceratophyllum submersum subsp. muricatum (Cham.) Wilmot-Dear (1985)
 Ceratophyllum muricatum Cham. subsp. muricatum (1829)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ceratophyllum echinatum A. Gray
=Ceratophyllum submersum var. echinatum (A. Gray) Wilmot-Dear (1985)
=Ceratophyllum cristatum Guill. & Perr. (1833)
Taxon infra-specific
Ceratophyllum muricatum Cham. subsp. muricatum (1829)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stems like C. demersum but more delicate; leaves forked 3-4 'times, lighter green; fruit flattened with both apical and basal 'spines, surface warty or spiny, long-spinose wing.
Ecology : Slow-flowing or stagnant, shallow water, incl. seasonal highly alkaline pools; not in brackish estuaries. Libya?; Egypt; S. Africa; W Russia, Italy; India, E China, Pacific Islands; E USA to N S. America.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 152
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 274

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 1: 290 (1984).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 153 (1999).
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