African Plant Database

Eleocharis R. Br.
Protologue : Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 1: 224 (1810) 
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Heleocharis R. Br.
=Scirpidium Nees
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : The plants grow from heights of < 1 cm to greater than 3 m. The leaves are mostly reduced to the sheath (except E. naumanniana). The inflorescence is reduced to 1 terminal spikelet not subtended by bracts. The nuts nearly always have a persistent style ba
Ecology : A genus of about 180-250 species and some 600 published names with a cosmopolitan distribution. Most species occur in a warm wet climate, and most of the species diversity is concentrated in E N. America, warm-temperate Asia, and the wet tropics especiall

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 184 (1995).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 4: 600 (1997).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 169 (1962).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1976). Flora of Libya.
  • Fl. Eur. 5: 281 (1980).
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] : 169 (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: 235 
  • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du Nord. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques Ville de Genève. hors-série. 1: 119

Bibliography other :
  • Lebrun J.P. & A. Stork (2020). Cyperaceae Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 11: 161
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