African Plant Database


Eryngium foetidum L.
Family : APIACEAE
Notes : America!
Information on the genus : Eryngium
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eryngium antihystericum Rottb.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial erect herb 15-60-80 cm tall with a fleshy rootstock; stems robust, glabrous, furrowed; leaves in basal rosette simple, oblanceolate, c. 17 cm long, finely dentate, spiny; cauline leaves sessile, ± lobed, spiny.
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Ecology : Native of tropical and subtropical America. Naturalised in waste places, streamsides, etc. in W Africa from Sierra Leone to W Cameroons, Uganda, islands of the Gulf of Guinea.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 43 (2006).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
 
Map
carte afrique num 27429
 
Record n°27429 modified 2007-04-03
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