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Ammannia auriculata Willd.
Protologue : Hortus Berolinensis 1: t.7 (1803)
Information on the genus : Ammannia
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ammannia auriculata Willd. var. auriculata
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ammannia arenaria Kunth
=Ammannia auriculata var. arenaria (Kunth) Koehne
=Ammannia auriculata f. brasiliensis (A. St.-Hil.) Koehne
=Ammannia auriculata var. elata (A. Fern.) A. Fern.
=Ammannia senegalensis var. brasiliensis A. St.-Hil.
=Nesaea dinteri subsp. elata A. Fern.
=Nesaea transvaalica A. Fern. (1975)
Taxon infra-specific
Ammannia auriculata Willd. var. auriculata
Ammannia auriculata var. bojeriana Koehne
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual erect simple or ± branched, often reddish herb, 10-65 (-80) cm; branches 4-angled and narrowly winged above.
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Ecology : Mud by dams and ponds, wooded riverine flats, damp grassland, waterlogged areas on black clay soils; weed in rice fields in irrigated plots; wet shallow mud and sand on disturbed ground; 0-1530(-2000) m alt.
  Botswana; Egypt; India, China, Australia; W Indies; N, C & S. America.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:275 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Hort. Berol. 1: 7 (1806)
  • Med-Checklist 4: 228 (1989).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 147 (2000).
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