African Plant Database


Najas L.
Family : Najadaceae
Family (APGIII) : HYDROCHARITACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 1015 (1753)
 
Species
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Plants polymorphic, “… It is strongly recommended to check in the field whether the plants are monoecious or dioecious and whether annual or perennial with either turions or rhizomes…"” (Triest, Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Najadaceae: 1-2, 1989).
Ecology : A cosmopolitan genus of some 38 species.

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: 19
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 50 (2012).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 1: 20 (1931).
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 53 (1962).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1976). Flora of Libya.
  • Fl. Eur. 5: 13 (1980).
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] : 43 (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: 196
  • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du Nord. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques Ville de Genève. hors-série. 1: 202

Bibliography other :
  • Ito Y., N. Tanaka & al. (2017). Phylogeny of Najas (Hydrocharitaceae) revisited: Implications for systematics and evolution Taxon 66(2): 309-323
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 192856
 
Record n°192856 modified 2008-12-27
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