African Plant Database


Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Family (APGIII) : AMARANTHACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 219 (1753)
Information on the genus : Chenopodium
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for NA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chenopodium ambrosioides L. var. ambrosioides
 Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants (2002)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chenopodium ambrosioides var. comosum Willk.
=Chenopodium ambrosioides var. dentatum Fenzl
=Chenopodium suffruticosum Willd. (1809)
=Chenopodium integrifolium subsp. ramosissimum Worosh. ex Just (1943)
=Chenopodium ambrosioides var. angustifolium Sieber (1849)
=Chenopodium spathulatum var. angustifolium Moq. (1849)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Chenopodium ambrosioides var. anthelminticum (L.) A. Gray (1856)
Chenopodium ambrosioides L. var. ambrosioides
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect aromatic herb, usually annual, rarely a short-lived perennial, broad, very sappy leaves; stems 20-80 cm long.
  see more in the book
Ecology : Form of disturbed habitats; often on sand by rivers; up to 2000 m alt. (1680-2100 m in Kenya; common introduced weed). Tropical and subtropical regions; uniform and typical in Africa.
  Probably originating from Central America,.very variable in America
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.25 - 1 m. Alt: 5 - 2350 m. Distribution: BOT, LES, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 232 (1937).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 57 (1985).
  • 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: 95

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Algérie [Munby] : 26 (1847). 
  • Battandier, J.A & L.C. Trabut (1890). Flore de l'Algérie [Dicot] 1(4): 754
  • BONNET, E. & G. BARRATTE (1896). Catalogue raisonné des plantes vasculaires de la Tunisie.
  • Iles Canaries [Pitard & Proust]: 327 (1908 [1909]) 
  • Piantae Tripol. : 69 (1914).
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 181 (1932). 
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 291 (1962).
  • Fl. Afrique N. 8: 25 (1962). 
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1978). Flora of Libya. 58: 13
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 46 (1979).
  • Med-Checklist 1: 299 (1984).
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 1 1: 173
  • Fl. Iberica 2: 497 (1990). 
  • Tutin, T. G. (1993). Flora Europaea [ed. 2] 1: 112
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 71
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, J. MATHEZ, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (1999). Flore pratique du Maroc. vol. [1] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 1: 146
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 95 (1999).
  • VALDÉS, B., REJDALI, M., ACHHAL EL KADMIRI, JURY, J. L. & J. M. MONTSERRAT (2002). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification. I. 1: 115
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 143
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : 187 (2008).
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie : catalogue synonymique commenté
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 26531
 
Record n°26531 modified 2007-04-16
Feedback about this record