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Astydamia latifolia (L. f.) Kuntze
Protologue : Revis. Gen. Pl. 265 (1891) 
Information on the genus : Astydamia
Basionym : Crithmum latifolium L. f.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Levisticum latifolium (L. f.) Batt. (1919)
 Crithmum latifolium L. f. (1782)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Astydamia ifniensis Caball. (1935)
=Levisticum latifolium var. ifniense (Caball.) Maire (1936)
=Levisticum latifolium var. canariense (DC.) Maire
=Astydamia canariensis DC. (1830)
=Laserpitium latifolium auct. (1998) sensu Afr. N., non L.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Subperennial or biennial herb; base fibrous-fleshy, roots deep; stems 1-2,5 m tall, lower branches alternate, upwards opposite or verticillate; leaves fleshy, petiole amplexicaul; lamina to 30 cm long, pinnate or deeply incised-dentate
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Ecology : Abundant on coastal rocks, sandy and sandy-salty places; 20-100 m alt.
  Salvage Isl.; Canary Isl.; Morocco (from c. 32° S-wards; from Safi to Sidi Moussa d’Aglou); map: J.-P. Lebrun, Eléments atlas pl. vascul. Afrique sèche 2: 21, 1979.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 545 (1932).  
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice.
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295

Bibliography other :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 164

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 31
  • 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: 308
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : 196 (2008).
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