African Plant Database

Boerhavia elegans Choisy
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 13(2): 453 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Boerhavia
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Boerhavia repens var. elegans (Choisy) Asch. & Schweinf.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Boerhavia rubicunda Steud. (1840)
=Boerhavia elegans var. stenophylla Boiss.
=Boerhavia rubicunda var. stenophylla (Boiss.) Fosberg (1978)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial, ± erect herb to 1 m long; stems fleshy, becoming woody towards the base.
Ecology : Sand-lava dry stream course; semi-desert open bushland; cliff, scree; 200-670 m alt. Egypt; Arabia, Iran, Pakistan.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • QUÉZEL, P. & S. SINTÈS (1959). Les Nyctaginacées d'Afrique du Nord et du Sahara. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afrique N. 50: 228
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 38 (1999).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°18359 modified 2009-04-02
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