African Plant Database

Ammannia baccifera L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 120 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Ammannia
Status for MA : accepted (introduced)
Status for NA : accepted (introduced)
Status for SA : accepted (introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ammannia baccifera L. subsp. baccifera
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ammannia aegyptiaca Kotschy ex Koehne
=Ammannia wormskioldii Fisch. & C.A. Mey.
=Ammannia wormskioldii var. alata Koehne
=Ammannia hildebrandtii Koehne (1881)
=Ammannia baccifera var. micromerioides Cufod.
=Ammannia baccifera subsp. aegyptiaca Koehne
=Ammannia indica Lam.
=Ammannia vesicatoria Roxb.
Taxon infra-specific
Ammannia baccifera L. subsp. baccifera
Ammannia baccifera var. attenuata (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Turki (2007)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual erect or ascending simple or ± branched herb or sometimes a minute ephemeral, less often subshrubby and possibly a short-lived perennial, (0,6-)2-80 cm tall; stems 4-angled or ± winged.
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Ecology : Silty places by standing and running water, black soil with grass and sedges by water, seepage zones and pools on rock outcrops in woodland and grassland; also as a weed in rice fields; 0-2000m alt.
  Egypt; Madagascar, Mascarene Isl., India, Sri Lanka, Java, Philippines, China, Japan, Australia

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 60
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:275 (2012)
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 353

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 4: 228 (1989).
  • Fl. Iberica 8: 26 (1997). 
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 147 (2000).
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