African Plant Database


Asphodelus L.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Family (APGIII) : XANTHORRHOEACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 309-310 (1753)
 
Species
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rhizomatous herbs with linear leaves in a basal rosette expanded at base and forming a membranous sheath; flowers numerous in a raceme or panicle; pedicels with a joint; filaments glabrous; fruit a loculicidal capsule.
Ecology : Genus of 11 species, from Macaronesia through the Mediterranean to the Mascarenes and China. One introduced in Mexico.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 58, 295
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1997). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Gamopétales: Ericaceae à Lamiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 4: 587
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 314 (2012).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 1: 117 (1931).
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 193 (1962).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1976). Flora of Libya.
  • Fl. Eur. 5: 17 (1980).
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] : 201 (1981).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 3 3: 425
  • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du Nord. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques Ville de Genève. hors-série. 1: 94

Bibliography other :
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 8: 25, 71 (2014)
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 188361
 
Record n°188361 modified 2008-12-27
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