African Plant Database

Monochoria brevipetiolata Verdc.
Information on the genus : Monochoria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Similar to M. africana but leaves narrow lanceolate, 6x1 cm, petiole very short (1,2-3 cm long), leaf blade cuneate or rounded at base (not cordate), perianth lobes usually broader and lack the marked black dots which are scattered in their median part in M. africana.
Ecology : Pools on laterite, 1 m deep, with aquatic vegetation including Cyperus cuspidatus, C. schweinfurthianus, C. podocarpus, Monochoria brevipetiolata.
  When M. brevipetiolata was first described in 1961 there was a large gap between the distribution areas of the two species, but today this gap has been partly filled and the areas are more contiguous

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • PEYRE DE FABRÈGUES B. & J. P. LEBRUN (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort : 321
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 342
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:120 (2012)
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