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Zilla spinosa (L.) Prantl
Family : BRASSICACEAE
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. [Engler & Prantl] 3 2: 175 (1891)
Information on the genus : Zilla
Basionym : Bunias spinosa L.
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Zilla spinosa (L.) Prantl subsp. spinosa
 Bunias spinosa L. (1767)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Zilla myagroides Forssk. (1887)
=Zilla spinosa subsp. myagroides (Forssk.) Maire & Weiller (1939)
=Vesicaria microcarpa Vis.
=Zilla spinosa var. microcarpa (Vis.) Sickenb.
=Zilla microcarpa Vis. (1837)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Zilla spinosa (L.) Prantl subsp. spinosa
Zilla spinosa subsp. biparmata (O.E. Schulz) Maire & Weiller (1939)
Zilla spinosa subsp. costata Maire & Weiller (1939)
Zilla spinosa subsp. macroptera (Coss.) Maire & Weiller (1967)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Spiny shrub (10-)50-60 cm tall; dichotomously branched.
Ecology : Rocky and sandy patches or ravines in desert; with Acacia seyal and Panicum turgidum (Mauritania); to 2600 m alt. N Africa; Egypt; Arabia, Palestine.

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