African Plant Database


Montia fontana L.
Family : Portulacaceae
Family (APGIII) : MONTIACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 87 (1753)
Information on the genus : Montia
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Montia fontana L. subsp. fontana (1753)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Montia lamprosperma Cham. (1831)
=Montia fontana subsp. lamprosperma (Cham.) H. Lindb. (1901)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Montia fontana L. subsp. fontana (1753)
Montia fontana subsp. amporitana Sennen (1911)
Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma (Fenzl) Walters (1956)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or perennial mat-forming herb with prostrate-ascendent woody below, or erect and leafy below, terminanting in a solitary
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Ecology : Edges of or in shallow water; moist places; wet banks of streams, sometimes floating; boggy ground in high bamboo forest and afroalpine moorland; 2000-4600(-4750) m alt.
  Mountains of Europe; SE Australia; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea, Japan; N. America; S. America (Equatorial Andes).

Bibliography for North Africa :
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  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 194 (1932). 
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  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. N. Maroc 1: 125 (2002).
  • Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 323 (2005)
 
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 151634
 
Record n°151634
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