African Plant Database

Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Protologue : Fl. Bras. (Martius) 11(1): 287 (1879) 
Information on the genus : Centella
Basionym : Hydrocotyle asiatica L.
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hydrocotyle asiatica L.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Centella coriacea Nannf. (1924) (MA = accepted; SA = accepted; TA = rejected)
=Hydrocotyle thunbergiana Spreng.
=Hydrocotyle pallida DC.
=Hydrocotyle pallida var. subintegra DC.
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Climber- Ht up to 0.2 m. Alt: 5 - 2000 m. Distribution: BOT, LES, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid; Freshwater Wetland; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1978). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 4: 562
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Guide Fl. Cape : 612 (1950).
  • J. S. African Bot. 17: 4 (1951).
  • Edinburgh J. Bot. 48: 192,193 (1991).
  • Strelitzia 6: 249 (1997).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:141 (2012)
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see under Flora of Mozambique
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Record n°27138 modified 2007-04-02
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