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
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

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

Bibliography other :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:307 (2012)
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