African Plant Database

Ammodaucus leucotrichus Coss. & Durieu
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Bot. France 6: 393 (1859)
Information on the genus : Ammodaucus
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ammodaucus leucotrichus Coss. & Durieu subsp. leucotrichus
 Thapsia leucotricha (Coss. & Durieu) Simonsen & al. (2014)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ammodaucus leucotrichus var. longipilus L. Chevall. (1903)
Taxon infra-specific
Ammodaucus leucotrichus Coss. & Durieu subsp. leucotrichus
Ammodaucus leucotrichus var. brevipilus L. Chevall. (1903)
Ammodaucus leucotrichus subsp. nanocarpus E. Beltrán (1983)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect glabrous annual herb 10-25 cm tall, with a slender taproot; stems striate, branched from the base; leaves ± fleshy with sheathing petioles, 2-3-pinnatisect, segments linear; umbel compound, bracts pinnatisect; petals 2-lobed, white.
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Ecology : Kedia slopes; clayey graras with Euphorbia balsamifera, E. echinus; sandy hollow on hamada; wadi beds; sand between pebbles, sandy valleys.
  Also cultivated (seeds sold in markets for flavour) in Mali, Niger, Chad.
  Canary Islands (subsp. nanocarpa Beltrán Tejera); N Africa from Morocco to Egypt.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Bull. Soc. Bot. France 22: 60 (1875).  
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 549 (1932).  
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 2: 659 (1963).
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 613 (1979).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice.
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 164
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 181 (2000).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 29
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2007). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.2] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 2: 297
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie : catalogue synonymique commenté
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