African Plant Database

Patellifolia patellaris (Moq.) A. J. Scott, Ford-Lloyd & J. T. Williams
Protologue : Taxon 26(2-3): 284 (1977) 
Information on the genus : Patellifolia
Basionym : Beta patellaris Moq.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Beta patellaris Moq. (1849)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Beta patellaris f. luthereaui (Maire) Maire
=Beta patellaris var. luthereaui Maire (1935)
=Beta diffusa Coss.
=Beta patellaris var. diffusa (Coss.) Maire
=Beta patellaris var. monodiana (Maire) Maire
=Beta monodiana Maire (1931)
=Beta procumbens C. Sm. (1819)
=Patellaria procumbens (C. Sm.) J. T. Williams, A. J. Scott & Ford-Lloyd (1976)
=Patellifolia procumbens (C. Sm.) A. J. Scott, Ford-Lloyd & J. T. Williams (1977)
=Patellaria cordata J. T. Williams, A. J. Scott & Ford-Lloyd (1976)
=Tetragonia pentandra Balf. f.
=Beta webbiana Moq. (1840)
=Patellaria webbiana (Moq.) J. T. Williams, A. J. Scott & Ford-Lloyd (1976)
=Patellifolia webbiana (Moq.) A. J. Scott & al. (1977)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual procumbent or creeping herb with usually several ramose stems, to 1 m long.
Ecology : Sandy or stony places; on clay with Euphorbia balsamifera and E. echinus. S Spain, Canary Isl., Morocco, Algeria.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Iberica 2: 482 (1990). 
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 73

Bibliography other :
  • Willdenowia 40: 8 (2010).
  • Frese L., L. Bülow & al. (2017). Genetic diversity of Patellifolia patellaris from the Iberian Peninsula, a crop wild relative of cultivated beets. Euphytica 213: 186
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Teline: Biodiversité végétale du sud-ouest marocain
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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