African Plant Database

Ludwigia leptocarpa (Nutt.) H. Hara
Protologue : J. Jap. Bot. 28: 292 (1953)
Information on the genus : Ludwigia
Basionym : Jussiaea leptocarpa Nutt.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Jussiaea leptocarpa Nutt.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Jussiaea seminuda H. Perrier (1947)
=Jussiaea pilosa Kunth (1823)
=Jussiaea velutina G. Don (1832)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 3 m tall, often somewhat woody below, reclining at base but erect and well-branched, with erect floating pneumatophores arising from roots under water.
Ecology : Marshes, along streams, rivers, lakes; 0-1890 m alt.; often abundant. Caprivi Strip, Botswana, S. Africa; Madagascar; from SE USA, West Indies to Peru and Argentina.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Hydrophyte- Ht 0.91 - 3 m. Alt: 5 - 1370 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, KN

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 517 (2006).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:307 (2012)
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 17380
Record n°17380 modified 2007-03-30
Feedback about this record