African Plant Database

Ludwigia octovalvis (Jacq.) P. H. Raven
Protologue : Kew Bull. 15: 476 (1962)
Notes : (see Raven in Reinwardtia 6: 356-365, 1963 for complete synonymy).
Information on the genus : Ludwigia
Basionym : Oenothera octovalvis Jacq.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Oenothera octovalvis Jacq. (1760)
 Ludwigia octovalvis (Jacq.) P. H. Raven subsp. octovalvis
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Jussiaea didymosperma H. Perrier (1947)
=Ludwigia pubescens var. brevisepala (Brenan) Hiern
=Jussiaea suffruticosa var. brevisepala Brenan
=Ludwigia octovalvis subsp. brevisepala (Brenan) P. H. Raven
=Jussiaea suffruticosa var. linearis (Willd.) Oliv. ex Kuntze
=Ludwigia pubescens var. linearis (Willd.) A. Fern. & R. Fern.
=Jussiaea linearis Willd. (1799)
=Jussiaea suffruticosa var. sessiliflora (Micheli) Hassl.
=Jussiaea octonervia f. sessiliflora Micheli (1875)
=Ludwigia octovalvis subsp. sessiliflora (Micheli) P. H. Raven (1962)
=Jussiaea suffruticosa var. linearifolia Hassl. (1913)
=Jussiaea suffruticosa var. piloso-linearis Brenan
=Jussiaea suffruticosa L. (1753)
=*Jussiaea linearis Peter (1928)
=Jussiaea nodulosa Peter (1928)
=*Jussiaea linearis Hochst. (1844)
Taxon infra-specific
Ludwigia octovalvis (Jacq.) P. H. Raven subsp. octovalvis
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Well-branched herb, sometimes woody at base, or even shrubby, to 4 m tall.
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Ecology : Wet places, swamps, fens; 0-2700 m alt. Cape Verde Isl.; Madagascar; tropics and subtropics of the World.
  This species exhibits a complex pattern of variation
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual, occ. perennial-Herb, Hydrophyte- Ht 0.04 - 4 m. Alt: 2 - 1095 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

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).
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Record n°17382 modified 2007-04-17
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