African Plant Database


Potamogeton L.
Family : POTAMOGETONACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 126-127 (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 : see more in the book
Ecology : approximately 80-100 species; only 69 species are regarded as sufficiently well known. High degree of phenotypic plasticity which has led to the description of numerous ‘species’, ‘varieties’, forms, or ‘hybrids’.
  food or habitat for aquatic animals, and also indicators for water quality. Some species are cultivated for decorative purposes in ponds, used as aquarium plants, or even as green manure in the tropics.
  cosmopolitan genus (the highes species densities in N. America, W. Europe, Siberia, Japan)

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: 17
  • 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: 660
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 40 (2012).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 1: 18 (1931). 
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 48 (1962).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1976). Flora of Libya.
  • Fl. Eur. 5: 5-7 (1980).
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] : 39 (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: 188 
  • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du Nord. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques Ville de Genève. hors-série. 1: 385
 
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 193977
 
Record n°193977 modified 2008-12-27
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