African Plant Database

Achyranthes aspera var. sicula L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 204 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Achyranthes
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (weed)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Achyranthes sicula (L.) All. (1773)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Achyranthes argentea Lam. (1785)
=Achyranthes aspera var. argentea (Lam.) C.B. Clarke (1885)
=Achyranthes aspera auct.
=Achyranthes argentea var. viridescens Moq.
=Achyranthes aspera f. suffruticosa Fiori
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht 0.2 - 1.8 m. Alt: 5 - 1950 m. Distribution: BOT, LES, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, WC, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Herb; Dry, Humid, Montane, Subarid, Subhumid; Anthropic, Forest, Freshwater Wetland; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m, 2000-2499 m; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.Africa, Mascarenes, Seychelles,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1988). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 9[1]: 109
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 98

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Afrique N. 8: 219 (1962). 
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 77
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 139 (1999).
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie : catalogue synonymique commenté
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : 187 (2008).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°231 created 2008-09-15 - modified 2016-09-09
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