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Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) W. T. Aiton
Family : Asclepiadaceae
Protologue : Hortus Kew., ed. 2 2: 80 (1811)
Information on the genus : Gomphocarpus
Basionym : Asclepias fruticosa L.
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) W. T. Aiton subsp. fruticosus
 Asclepias fruticosa L. (1753)
 Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) R. Br. (1810)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Asclepias cornuta (Decne.) Cordem.
=Gomphocarpus cornutus Decne. (1838)
=Asclepias abyssinica (Decne.) N.E. Br.
=Gomphocarpus abyssinicus Decne. (1844)
=*Gomphocarpus abyssinicus Hochst.
=*Gomphocarpus setosus Hochst. ex Oliv.
=Asclepias euphorbioides A. Chev. (1909)
=Gomphocarpus crinitus G. Bertol.
=Asclepias crinita (G. Bertol.) N.E. Br.
=Gomphocarpus frutescens E. Mey.
=Gomphocarpus verticillatus Turcz. (1848)
=Asclepias angustifolia Schweigg.
=Gomphocarpus angustifolius (Schweigg.) Link
=Gomphocarpus arachnoideus E. Fourn.
=Asclepias glabra Mill.
=Asclepias crassifolia Decne.
=Asclepias salicifolia Salisb.
Taxon infra-specific
Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) W. T. Aiton subsp. fruticosus
Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. decipiens (N.E. Br.) Goyder & Nicholas (2001)
Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. rostratus (N.E. Br.) Goyder & Nicholas (2001)
Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. flavidus (N.E. Br.) Goyder (1996)
Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. setosus (Forssk.) Goyder & Nicholas (2001)
Ecology and distribution
Biol./Eco : Herb, Shrub; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bryns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia. Strelitzia 34: 49

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Lowe, R. T. (1872). Manual Flora of Madeira and hte Adjacent Islands of Porto Santo and the Desertas. London 2(1): 47
  • Bonnet, E. & Barratte, J. F.G. (1896). Exploration Scientifique de la Tunisie. Catalogue Raisonne des Plantes Vasculaires de la Tunisie.   
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. N. Maroc 1: 478 (2002)
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 54
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2007). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.2] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 2: 348
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Record n°175749 modified 2009-11-16
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