African Plant Database


Myriophyllum spicatum L.
Family : HALORAGACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 992 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Myriophyllum
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stems to 3 m long, usually submerged, or sometimes creeping on mud; flowers in emergent terminal spikes in whorls of 4; bracts entire; leaves not papillose-glandular.
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Ecology : Still, rather deep to shallow waters by rivers, lakes and ponds; to 1160 m alt. (Sudan: Jebel Marra); perhaps in Lake Oku, c. 2300 m alt. (Cheek & al., Pl. Mt. Oku..., Cameroon: 135, 2000).
  N Africa; S. Africa, Botswana, Namibia; most parts of the World but absent from Australia and S. America.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Hydrophyte- Length up to 2 m. Alt: 50 - 1450 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Battandier, J.A & L.C. Trabut (1889). Flore de l'Algérie [Dicot] 1(2): 318  
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 516 (1932).  
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 2: 642 (1963).
  • Fl. Eur. 2: 312 (1968).
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 558 (1979).
  • Med-Checklist 3: 275 (1986).
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 2 Ketres 2: 191 
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  • Fl. Iberica 8: 6 (1997). 
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 152 (2000).
  • 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: 400
  • List. Esp. Sylv. Canarias : 113 (2004).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 252
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2007). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.2] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 2: 185
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  • LE FLOC’H, E., L. BOULOS & E. VÉLA (2010). Catalogue synonymique commenté de la Flore de Tunisie  

Bibliography other :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
 
More info on :
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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 13688
 
Record n°13688
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