African Plant Database

Ruppia L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 127-128 (1753)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Ecology : from sea level up to 4000 m alt
  There is a great morphological variation between populations, in part due to environmental factors, but also genetically determined, so the taxonomy of Ruppia is still unsatisfactory (den Hartog & Kuo, in Larkum & al., Seagrasses: 14-15, 2007).

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: 18
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 45 (2012).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 51 (1962).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1976). Flora of Libya.
  • Fl. Eur. 5: 11 (1980).
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] : 41 (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: 194
  • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du Nord. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques Ville de Genève. hors-série. 1: 387

Bibliography other :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Ruppia.: 1-3 (1989)
  • Mannino A.M., M. Menéndez & al. (2015). The genus Ruppia L. (Ruppiaceae) in the Mediterranean region: An overview. Aquat. Bot. 124: 1-9
  • Ito, Y., T. Ohi-Toma & al. (2016). Phylogeny of Ruppia (Ruppiaceae) Revisited: Molecular and Morphological Evidence for a New Species from Western Cape, South Africa. Syst. Bot. 40(4): 942-949Mo1
  • Ito, Y., T. Ohi-Toma, C. Nepi & al. (2017). Towards a better understanding of the Ruppia maritima complex (Ruppiaceae): Notes on the correct application and typification of the names R. cirrhosa and R. spiralis Taxon 66(1): 167-171
1 Publishing with lectotypification
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Record n°194525 modified 2018-06-08
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