African Plant Database


Potamogeton perfoliatus L.
Family : POTAMOGETONACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 126 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Potamogeton
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Peltopsis perfoliata (L.) Raf. (1819)
 Spirillus perfoliatus (L.) Nieuwl.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Submerged perennial herb with an extensive creeping rhizome; stems 50-200 cm long, cylindrical, strongly branched; leaves all submerged
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Ecology : In lakes and reservoirs (0,5-3 m depth); guelta; to 1200 m (Chad: Tibesti) to 2800 m alt. (Ethiopia).
  Forming hybrids with P. nodosus
  Widespread in temperate and subtropical regions of Europe, Asia and N. America; rare in Australia; known from only 2 localities in the Neotropics: Guatemala, Cuba; recently introduced in Malesia (Sumatra).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Hedberb, I., Edwards &al. (eds) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 21
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Atlant. 1: 148 (1798). 
  • BATTANDIER, J. A. & TRABUT, M. (1895). Flore de l'Algérie et catalogue des plantes du Maroc. [Monocot. ou vol.2] 2: 7 
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 1: 19 (1931). 
  • Fl. Afrique N. 1: 195 (1952). 
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 49 (1962).
  • Fl. Eur. 5: 9 (1980).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1984). Flora of Libya. 114: 7
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice.
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 3: 18 (2002).
 
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 Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 15739
 
Record n°15739 modified 2008-11-06
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