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Boerhavia repens L.
Family : NYCTAGINACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 3 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Boerhavia
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Boerhavia repens L. subsp. repens
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Boerhavia diffusa auct.
=Boerhavia undulata Ehrenb. ex Schweinf. (1867)
=Boerhavia repens var. undulata (Ehrenb. ex Schweinf.) Asch. & Schweinf. (1887)
=Boerhavia plumbaginea auct.
=Boerhavia diffusa var. minor (Delile) Cufod.
=Boerhavia repens var. minor Delile
=Boerhavia repens var. glabra Choisy
=Boerhavia maroccana Ball (1875)
=Boerhavia repens var. mollis Batt. & Trab. (1907)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Boerhavia repens L. subsp. repens
Boerhavia repens subsp. diandra (L.) Maire & Weiller (1962)
Boerhavia repens subsp. viscosa (Choisy) Maire (1933)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or perennial, prostrate or straggling herb to 60 cm across, with a slender taproot; stems fleshy, becoming woody towards the base.
Ecology : Rocky and sandy ground; often in areas occasionally inundated by water: dry river beds, flood plains, irrigated cultivation; 0- 1600 m alt. Pantropical; naturalized in Sicily.
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 192 (1932).  
  • QUÉZEL, P. & S. SINTÈS (1959). Les Nyctaginacées d'Afrique du Nord et du Sahara. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afrique N. 50: 236
  • Fl. Afrique N. 8: 233 (1962). 
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • Med-Checklist 4: 244 (1989).
  • Tutin, T. G. (1993). Flora Europaea [ed. 2] 1: 133
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 87
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires rares, menacées ou endémiques du Maroc. Bocconea 88: 137 
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 37 (1999).
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, J. MATHEZ, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (1999). Flore pratique du Maroc. vol. [1] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 1: 134
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 293

Bibliography other :
  • SAHKI, A. & R.SAHKI (2004). Le Hoggar, promenade botanique
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 149125
 
Record n°149125 modified 2007-04-16
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