African Plant Database


Apium leptophyllum (Pers.) F. Muell. ex Benth.
Family : APIACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Austral. 3: 372 (1867)
Information on the genus : Apium
Basionym : Pimpinella leptophylla Pers.
 
 
Status
Status for MA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Cyclospermum leptophyllum (Pers.) Sprague ex Britton & P. Wilson
Status for NA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Cyclospermum leptophyllum (Pers.) Sprague ex Britton & P. Wilson
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Cyclospermum leptophyllum (Pers.) Sprague ex Britton & P. Wilson
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Cyclospermum leptophyllum (Pers.) Sprague ex Britton & P. Wilson
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyclospermum leptophyllum (Pers.) Sprague ex Britton & P. Wilson (1925)
 Pimpinella leptophylla Pers. (1805)
 Apium tenuifolium (Moench) Thell. (1926)
 Cnidium tenuifolium Moench (1794)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Weak glabrous annual herb, erect or sprawling, 5-60 cm tall; stem simple or branched from the base, strongly striate, often branched chiefly below the middle, with long ascending branches; taproot slender.
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Ecology : Weed of cultivated and waste ground; sometimes in damp places; disturbed stony places and by rivers; occasionally even in very shallow water; 1270-2400 m alt. in East Africa.
  Probably Central American in origin; here and there in tropical Africa (Niger, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola); and in other tropical regions of the world (not mapped).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Brittonia 42: 276-278 (1990).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Eur. 2: 352 (1968).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1985). Flora of Libya. 117: 80
  • ARENAS POSADA, J. A. & F. GARCIA MARTÍN (1993). Atlas carpológico de la subfamilia Apioideae Drude (Umbelliferae) en España peninsular y Baleares. Ruizia 12: 134
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 163 (2000).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
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Record n°26888 modified 2007-04-02
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