African Plant Database

Mayaca baumii Gürke
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 31, Beibl. 69: 1 (1902)
Information on the genus : Mayaca
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Aquatic herb, submerged, erect; stem simple or slightly ramose, densely leafy, to 50 cm long
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Ecology : Pools on laterite; swiftly flowing streams; permanent pools with Nymphaea; association Bothriocline monocephala, Rotala myriophylloides, sub-association with Cyperus waillyi; < 500-1700 m alt.
  Plants that grow creeping above waterline have a modified morphology (Cowley in Fl. Zambes., l.c.).
  The collections made in Congo-Brazzaville are situated at 1500 km distance from the eastern populations (Lachenaud, l.c.), and at lower altitude. This kind of disjunction is also found in Pycnosphaera buchananii.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13(2): 79

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Strelitzia 22: 188 (2008).

Bibliography other :
  • Syst. Geog. Pl. 79: 205 (2009).
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