African Plant Database

Mollugo cerviana (L.) Ser. ex DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 1: 392 (1824)
Information on the genus : Mollugo
Basionym : Pharnaceum cerviana L.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pharnaceum cerviana L.
 Mollugo cerviana (L.) Ser. ex DC. var. cerviana (1824)
Taxon infra-specific
Mollugo cerviana (L.) Ser. ex DC. var. cerviana (1824)
Mollugo cerviana var. spathulifolia Fenzl (1824)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb with many slender rather rigid pale brownish simple or dichotomously branched stems, < 10 cm high, adherent
Ecology : Roadsides, cultivated and waste places, dry river-beds; grassland; sand dunes, sandy soils; 0-1650 m alt. Tropics and subtropics of the Old World; introduced into America. Comprises 2 vars.?
  • SAHKI, A. & R.SAHKI (2004). Le Hoggar, promenade botanique
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