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Aerva javanica (Burm. f.) Juss. ex Schult.
Protologue : Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis [Roemer & Schultes] 565 (1820)
Information on the genus : Aerva
Basionym : Iresine javanica Burm. f.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aerva javanica (Burm. f.) Juss. ex Schult. var. javanica
 Achyranthes javanica (Burm. f.) Pers.
 Illecebrum javanicum (Burm. f.) Merr.
 Iresine javanica Burm. f. (1768)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aerva persica Merr. (1921)
=Iresine persica Burm. f. (1768)
=Aerva persica (Burm. f.) Merr. (1921)
=*Aerva tomentosa Forssk. (1775)
=Aerva ruspolii Lopr.
=Celosia lanata var. latifolia Vahl
=Aerva persica var. latifolia (Vahl) Cufod. (1940)
=Celosia lanata L. (1753)
Taxon infra-specific
Aerva javanica (Burm. f.) Juss. ex Schult. var. javanica
Aerva javanica var. bovei Webb (1849)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Wooly erect perennial dioecious herb, frequently woody and branches prostrate or suberect, often woody at base, to 35 cm with long ascending branches.
Ecology : Very variable ecology; dry thorn-bushland on finer soils (Kenya); soil heavy or more commonly light and sandy; 0-1900 m alt. Drier parts of the tropics and subtropics of the Old World, adventive elsewhere.
Biol./Eco : Shrub; distribution: Africa. Asia,

Bibliography other :
  • Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 11: 131 (1808).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Battandier, J.A & L.C. Trabut (1890). Flore de l'Algérie [Dicot] 1(4): 770 
  • PAMPANINI, R. (1931). Prodromo della Flora Cirenaica.  
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1977). Flora of Libya. 42: 3
  • Fl. Mauritanie 1: 14 (1991).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires rares, menacées ou endémiques du Maroc. Bocconea 8: 17 
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, J. MATHEZ, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (1999). Flore pratique du Maroc. vol. [1] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 1: 172
  • BOULOS, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 137
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 27

Bibliography other :
  • SAHKI, A. & R.SAHKI (2004). Le Hoggar, promenade botanique
  • Iamonico D. & Ib Friis (2017). The lectotypification of two names referred by Linnaeus to the genus Illecebrum (Caryophyllales): Illecebrum benghalense and Iresine javanica, with comments on Aerva tomentosa. Taxon 66(5): 1210 LT2
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Record n°174981 modified 2008-06-25
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