African Plant Database

Najas graminea Delile
Family : Najadaceae
Protologue : Fl. Egypt. 282. (1814)
Information on the genus : Najas
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Najas graminea Delile var. graminea
 Caulinia graminea (Delile) Batt. (1895)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Najas graminea var. vulgata Magnus (1887)
=*Najas liberiensis auct.
=Caulinia intermedia Balb. & Nocca
=Caulinia microphylla Balb. & Nocca
=Najas graminea var. londidentata L.
=Caulinia alagnensis Pollini
=Najas alagnensis (Pollini) Pollini
=Najas tenuifolia Asch.
Taxon infra-specific
Najas graminea Delile var. graminea
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Monoecious submerged herb; stems to 60 cm tall
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Ecology : With N. welwitschii (Senegal), with N. schweinfurthii (Sudan); rice fields; fresh standing water; often on clayey soil; temporary pools; flooded meadows; often locally dominant; to 1400 m alt.
  Var. robusta W. H. de Wilde occurs in the Lesser Sunda Isl.
  Algeria; Egypt; Botswana, S. Africa; S Europe; Asia to New Caledonia; Australia; naturalized in N. America. – Presence in Ethiopia uncertain (cf. Fl. Eth. & Eritrea 6: 30, 1997).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Afrique N. 1: 209 (1952).
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 53 (1962).
  • Fl. Eur. 5: 14 (1980).
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice.
  • BOULOS, L. (1995). Flora of Egypt. Checklist.
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 3: 14 (2002).
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