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Aerva leucura Moq.
Family : AMARANTHACEAE
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 13(2): 302 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Aerva
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aerva ambigua Moq. (1849)
=Aerva leucura var. lanatoides Suess.
=Aerva edulis Suess. (1950)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial woolly herb, sometimes flowering in the first year, stems to 10 cm long, ?3 mm at base; leaves fleshy, soon
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Ecology : occasionally ± scrambling, 0,5-1,2(-1,5) m high; numerous stems arising from the base; stems simple or branched with short or long, ascending, slender branches. In varying situations; disturbed dry woodland, rocky places (Kenya); 600-1700 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht 0.5 - 1.2 m. Alt: 152 - 1650 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, MP, NC, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1985). Flora of Tropical East Africa Amaranthaceae: 86-88
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1988). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 9[1]: 96-97

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Cap. (Thunberg) 5: 426 (1901). 
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 46-47 (1985).
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 63 (1986).
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 98
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 179
 
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